In 2019, Pharos presented the findings of a new study on the prevalence and risk of FGM in the Netherlands and, in April 2020, an article on the subject was published in PLOS ONE.
The aim of the study was:
- To estimate the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation and distribution of types of FGM among migrant girls and women in the Netherlands,
- To estimate the number of migrant girls at risk of being cut in the immediate future.
They discovered that, as of 1 January 2018, there were 95.588 female migrants residing in the Netherlands, originating from 29 countries with available nationally representative data on FGM. Their findings suggest that about 41.000 women had undergone FGM and that 4190 girls are estimated to be at risk of FGM in the next 20 years, of whom 394 were first-generation girls
In April 2020 the article "The prevalence and risk of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting among migrant women and girls in the Netherlands: An extrapolation method" was published in PLOS ONE.