Estimated prevalence among girls and women aged 15-49
There have been no widespread studies conducted, so prevalence of female genital cutting (FGC) in Brunei is unknown. Stop FGM Middle East suggest the practice is widespread amongst Muslim women.
Type I or Type IV FGC are most likely practiced in Brunei, with reports discussing symbolic FGC and removal of the clitoral hood. The Ministry of Religious Affairs in Brunei has declared female circumcision to be ‘sunat’, or an obligatory religious rite for Muslim women, involving the removal of the clitoral hood.
There are no statistics on the age at which FGC takes place, but the Brunei government has reported FGC is carried out within 40 days of birth.