Unknown. There are no national statistics on prevalence of female genital cutting (FGC) in Mexico. The practice is thought to occur amongst tribal communities in eastern Mexico.
Little is known about the type of FGC practised by some communities in Mexico. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has reported that in east Mexico, “introcision” is practised.
OHCHR notes that amongst the Pitta-Patta aborigines, introcision involves the enlarging and tearing of the vaginal orifice, followed by compulsory sexual intercourse with a number of young men.
Type I FGC (clitirodectomy) has also been noted as a practice in Mexico.