Unknown. There is no national prevalence data for Malaysia. Several studies have documented female genital cutting (FGC) across the provinces of Kelantan, Penang, Selangor, Kedah and Johor.
[Source: Cappa, Luk Van Baelen & Els Leye]
Girls in Malaysia commonly undergo female genital cutting (FGC) Type I and Type IV.
FGC is carried out 40 days after birth.
In rural areas, it is common for traditional practitioners to carry out FGC. Medicalisation of the practice is increasing, and is thought to be especially prevalent in urban areas.
57 in 2018 index, based on 2017 data.
7 deaths per 1,000 live births (2016).
40 deaths per 100,000 live births (2015).
Source: Human Development Index
At least 3.9 million girls around the world are currently at risk of being cut every year.
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