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Les mutilations sexuelles féminines : le point sur la situation en Afrique et en France


  • Armelle Andro
  • Marie Lesclingand


Dans le monde, 100 à 140 millions de femmes ont subi une mutilation sexuelle. Habitant principalement en Afrique sub-saharienne, 5 % vivent dans les pays européens d'immigration africaine ainsi qu'en Amérique du Nord. Dans les pays d'origine, la situation varie, certains pays pratiquant massivement l'excision, comme la Guinée, où 96 % des femmes sont excisées, et d'autres, presque pas, comme le Niger, où seulement 2 % des femmes le sont. L'excision est par ailleurs en recul dans ces pays. La France compterait en 2004 autour de 50 000 femmes adultes excisées. Une enquête est en préparation pour mieux connaître les conséquences de ces mutilations afin d'améliorer la prise en charge sanitaire de ce problème.

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  • Armelle Andro & Marie Lesclingand, 2007. "Les mutilations sexuelles féminines : le point sur la situation en Afrique et en France," Population et Sociétés 438, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED).
  • Handle: RePEc:idg:posocf:438

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    1. Livia Elisa Ortensi & Patrizia Farina & Alessio Menonna, 2015. "Improving estimates of the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting among migrants in Western countries," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 32(18), pages 543-562, February.

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