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By 2050, nearly 1 in 3 births worldwide will occur in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where FGM/C is concentrated, and nearly 500 million more girls and women will be living in these countries than there are today. In Somalia alone, where FGM/C prevalence stands at 98 per cent, the number of girls and women will more than double. In Mali, where prevalence is 89 per cent, the female population will nearly triple.

FGM,  FGM/C,  female,  female genital mutilation,