The Gambia 2019-20 Demographic and Health Survey [DHS] revealed that more Gambian women underwent the circumcision tradition.
“73% of women age 15-49 in the Gambia are circumcised,”
The Gambia Bureau of Statistics [GBoS] Demographic and Health Survey disclosed.
The study also made some further interesting revelations such as:
“Circumcision is less common among girls: 46% of girls under age 15 are circumcised.
“84% of births are delivered in a health facility, up from 63% in 2013.
“85% of children age 12-23 months have received all basic vaccinations, up from 76% in 2013.
“In 2019-20, 18% of children in the Gambia were stunted, or too short for their age. 5% were wasted, or too thin for their height,” it said.
The DHS also showed the Percentage of women between the ages of 15 to 49 circumcised in all the administrative areas with Basse leading as followed:
More details of the survey will feature in our subsequent story.