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Women's Sexual Decision-Making Autonomy

The Women's Sexual Decision-Making Autonomy Scale is a 4-item self-reported measure to capture women's attitudes towards refusing to have sex with the husbands in 4 different scenarios. The measure is borrowed from the Philippines Demographic and Health Survey (DHS).

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Geographies Tested: Philippines

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

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Husbands and wives do not always agree on everything. Please tell me if you think a wife is justified in refusing to have sex with her husband when:

1. She knows her husband has a sexually transmitted disease?
2. She knows her husband has sex with other women?
3. She has recently given birth?
4. She is tired or not in the mood?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2
Don't know - 8

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Original Citation

Abada, T., & Tenkorang, E. Y. (2012). Women's autonomy and unintended pregnancies in the Philippines. Journal of Biosocial Science, 44(6), 703-718. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932012000120

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