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Reproductive Coercion-Niger

Reproductive Coercion-Niger is a 6-item self-reported measure and is an adaptation of a measure previously validated in the United Stated found here. This measure assesses experiences of male partner inference with family planning methods, contraceptive sabotage and pregnancy pressure from other family members.

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Geographies Tested: Niger

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1.Has your husband ever tried to force or pressure you to become pregnant?
2.Has your husband ever taken your family planning (like pills) away from you?
3.Has your husband ever kept you from going to the clinic to get family planning?
4.Has your husband ever said he would leave you if you didn't get pregnant?
5.Has your husband ever hurt you physically because you did not get pregnant?

Response Options
Yes - 1
Never - 2
Don't know
Decline to answer

6.In the last 12 months, have any of the following people made you feel badly, or treated you badly for not having a child? (check all that apply)

Response Options
Never - 1
Yes, husband - 2
Yes, in-laws - 3
Yes, co-wife - 4
Other
Don't know
Decline to answer

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Original Citation

Silverman, J. G., Challa, S., Boyce, S. C., Averbach, S., & Raj, A. (2020b). Associations of reproductive coercion and intimate partner violence with overt and covert family planning use among married adolescent girls in Niger. EClinicalMedicine, 22, 100359. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100359

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