Effectiveness of Interventions Designed to Prevent or Respond to Female Genital Mutilation

Mekiya is happy that she is saved from undergoing FGM. Though she is too young to understand all the consequences of the practice, she learned at school that FGM can cause complications during childbirth.
UNICEF Ethiopia/2020/Mulugeta Ayene


Despite intensified efforts to build the evidence base globally to inform strategies to address female genital mutilation (FGM), there has been limited rigorous high-quality evidence on what set of interventions are effective in ending the harmful practice. This research report, accompanied with a brief, conveys key findings on the quality and strength of existing evidence on FGM interventions from 2008 to 2020.

Front page of the Review of Evidence on FGM