FGM in Oromia

Stop FGMIn Afan Oromo the traditionally accepted word for FGM which continues to be used is ‘kitaanaa’.  This word does not
convey the concept or perception of a ‘mutilation’ and distinctions based on the type of FGM.

In Oromia region, 87.2% of women have undergone FGM (DHS, 2005), or 58.5% according to EGLDAM, 2007. FGM is sometimes carried out on infant girls as early as the 8th day after birth, but sometimes later.

Fore more detail:FGM in Oromia-Ethiopia

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