Cuts in Body and Soul. A Survey on the Situation of Circumcised Girls and Women in Germany
Schnitte in Körper und Seele. Eine Umfrage zur Situation beschnittener Mädchen und Frauen in Deutschland
Survey among gynaecologists in Germany on their experiences in working with women who have undergone FGM;
Fana Asefaw, Astrid Prange, Gritt Richter, Bettina Rühl, Christopf Zerm
Year of data collection
Gynaecologists in Germany
Prevalence data on FGM
Female migrant population originating from countries where FGM is practiced: 59.000; from these 29.000 have most probably undergone FGM or are thought to be at risk of FGM.
Disaggregated data per country of origin
35 (7%) knew about patients who wanted to subject their daughters to FGM/C in their home country; 48 (10%) claimed to have heard about girls being subjected to the practice in Germany; 3 (1%) had been asked to practice FGM/C on the daughters of immigrants
Limitations of study
This study is limited to the work experience of gynaecologists in Germany with women who have undergone FGM; part of the study also include statements of experts and individual experience reports of women with FGM.
UNICEF; Terre des Femmes; Berufsverband der Frauenärzte e. V.; http://frauenrechte.de/online/images/downloads/fgm/UNICEF-Studie.pdf