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Table 1 WHO classification of Female Genital Mutilation

From: Episiotomy and obstetric outcomes among women living with type 3 female genital mutilation: a secondary analysis

Type I : Partial or total removal of the clitorisa and/or the prepuce (clitoridectomy)
 Type Ia: Removal of the clitoral hood or prepuce only
 Type Ib: Removal of the clitorisa with the prepuce
Type II: Partial or total removal of the clitorisa and the labia minora, with or without excision of the labia majora (excision)
 Type IIa: Removal of the labia minora only
 Type IIb: Partial or total removal of the clitorisa and the labia minora
 Type IIc: Partial or total removal of the clitorisa, the labia minora and the labia majora
Type III: Narrowing of the vaginal orifice with creation of a covering seal by cutting and apposition the labia minora and/or the labia majora, with or without excision of the clitoris (infibulation)
 Type IIIa: Removal and apposition of the labia minora
 Type IIIb: Removal and apposition of the labia majora
Type IV: Unclassified
 All other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes, for example, pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterisation
  1. aWhen total removal of the clitoris is reported, it refers to the total removal of the glans of the clitoris