April 23, 2013
Burkina Faso recorded 5 FGM-related death cases in 2012
In 2012, Burkina Faso said 164 girls were circumcised, 19 of whom had complications related to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) including five dead, the Permanent Secretary of the Burkinabe National Council against FGM/C (SP/CNLPE) disclosed to APA.
The figures of the last Demographic Health Survey (2010) reveal that 75% of Burkinabe women aged between 15 and 19 have been circumcised.
The same survey shows that only 13.30% girls aged between 0 and 14 years are circumcised.
These figures reveal a downward trend in the practice in the “Land of Honest People” (pays des hommes integres) over the last few years.