By Claire Daly and Mary Carson
About 20 million women and girls in Nigeria have undergone female genital mutilation, 10% of the global total, according to a comprehensive report released on Tuesday.
Many Nigerian girls are cut as infants (16% before their first birthday), and 82% of women who have had FGM say that they were cut before the age of five, says charity 28 Too Many.
More than 200 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to FGM, which the World Health Organisation defines as procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
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