This study identified good practices in combating female genital mutilation. The good practices found a number of approaches to help combat FGM, including the engagement of local communities; training to help health professionals treat and counsel girls and women living with FGM; and training in data collection for medical staff, social operators, police and the judiciary.
In the EU-28 there are no ongoing, systematic, representative surveys that use a harmonised approach to gather data on the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM). In the absence or unavailability of national FGM prevalence figures, it is possible to estimate the prevalence of FGM by collating information from administrative records. Further information
This analysis of data collection on female genital mutilation is divided into three main parts. In the first part, the analysis aims to provide an overview of definitions and typologies concerning female genital mutilation, recognised at both the EU and international levels. The second part focuses on analysing existing national data collection on female genital mutilation.