The report Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Ethiopia (FGM/C) provides background information and mapping of FGM/C practices and trends at national and regional level in Ethiopia for the then-9 regions and two chartered cities covered by the last Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) conducted in 2016. While relying on the last DHS as a starting point, the report complements, contrasts and/or corroborates it with more recent studies and research carried out and published mostly in the period 2015 - 2022. The report provides details on the legal and policy framework, national statistics and under-reporting issues, societal attitudes, information on FGM performers, and cross-border practices. Finally, the report engages with regional variations and current trends/attitudes.
The reference period is from 2016 to March 2022.