Unknown. There are no national statistics available on female genital cutting (FGC) in Malawi, but there are reports of the practice occurring in southern regions of the country.
Reports from Malawi indicate that FGC is viewed as a rite of passage within some communities, however the type of cutting is unknown.
Unknown. Reports indicate that FGC may take place around the age of puberty.
Unknown, however FGC is likely to be carried out by a traditional cutter.
171 in 2018 index, based on 2017 data.
7 deaths per 1,000 live births (2016).
634 deaths per 100,000 live births (2015).
Source: Human Development Index
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