Female genital mutilation: How many girls are at risk in Denmark?
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) estimates that 11–21 % of girls (1 408–2 568 girls) aged 0–18 are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Denmark, out of a total population of 12 462 girls aged 0–18 in 2019 originating from countries where FGM is practised.
Of these 12 462 migrant girls, 82 % (10 269) are second generation.
Girls at risk of FGM in Denmark mostly originate from Somalia. Smaller groups originate from Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Sierra Leone and Sudan.
Report: Estimation of girls at risk of female genital mutilation in the European Union: Denmark, Spain, Luxembourg and Austria
EIGE's work on female genital mutilation
FGM study: More girls at risk but community opposition growing
Estimation of girls at risk of female genital mutilation in the European Union: Step-by-step guide