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Female Genital Mutilation Situational Analysis Report - 2011

 Despite the decreasing trend in FGM/C, the prevalence is still high in Khartoum state (65%) with reported pockets of higher prevalence in communities living in certain localities like Jebel Awliya and Sharg Elneel. WHO FGM/C type III is still the commonest form and mostly offered (98%) by either trained or traditional. Research among midwives indicate the low knowledge of types of FGM/C or harmful consequences and attitudes supporting FGM/C practices such as re-infibulation (secondary type III FGM/C) which is carried out routinely or upon request within health facilities