Percentage of girls and women aged 15-49 years who have undergone FGM/C, by age group (for relevant countries only) ( CBB )

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 05.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

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Household surveys such as MICS and Demographic and Health Survey (DHS).

UNICEF maintains a global database on the issue since 2004. Data are available for some 29 low- and middle-income countries where the practice is concentrated. UNICEF is also the agency responsible for reporting on this indicator as part of the
UN expert group on gender indicators

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The list of indicator proposals (as of 11 August 2015) used for the IAEG-SDG Open Consultation with Civil Society, Academia and Private Sector.