Unknown. There are no studies on female genital cutting (FGC) in Singapore. It is widely assumed that the practice only occurs amongst Singapore’s Malay Muslims, who make up approximately 13% of the population. Prevalence within this group could be up to 100%.
Girls in Singapore commonly undergo female genital cutting (FGC) Type I and Type IV, known as “sunat perempuan”.
Between birth and two weeks old, or on prepubescent girls.
9 in 2018 index, based on 2017 data.
2.2 deaths per 1,000 live births (2016).
10 deaths per 100,000 live births (2015).
Source: Human Development Index
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