Estimating the obstetric costs of female genital mutilation in six African countries
Taghreed Adam, Heli Bathija, David Bishai, Yung-Ting Bonnenfant, Manal Darwish, Dale Huntington, Elise Johansen & for the FGM Cost Study Group of the World Health Organization
Volume 88, Number 4, April 2010, 281-288
Table 2. Incidence-based estimates of costs and years of life lost per incident case of female genital mutilation, by type, in a modelled cohort of women of reproductive age (15–45 years) in six African countries
|YLLa||Cost (I$)||YLL||Cost (I$)||YLL||Cost (I$)||YLL||Cost (I$)|
FGM, female genital mutilation; I$, international (purchasing power parity) dollars; YLL, years of life lost.
a All losses are estimated relative to a baseline of no FGM.
b Weighted by estimated population of women with corresponding FGM type in each country.