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Reproductive Autonomy Scale-Ghana

The Reproductive Autonomy Scale Ghana was adapted from the Reproductive Autonomy Scale (RAS) developed by Upadhyay et al. (2014). The adapted version with 6-items includes two modified sub scales of decision-making and communication from the original measure.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Ghana

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

Communication
1. You, not your partner, has the most say about whether you would use a method to prevent pregnancy.
2. You, not your partner, has the most say about when you have a baby in your life.
3. If you became pregnant but it was unplanned, you, not your partner, would have the most say about whether you would raise the child, seek adoptive parents, or have an abortion.

Decision making
4. My partner would support me if I wanted to use a method to prevent pregnancy.
5. If I didn’t want to have sex, I could tell my partner.
6. If I really did not want to become pregnant, I could get my partner to agree with me.

Response Options:
Strongly disagree - 1
Disagree - 2
Agree - 3
Strongly agree - 4

Scoring Procedures

The items scores are summed to create a composite score for each sub scale.

Original Citation

Loll, D., Fleming, P. J., Stephenson, R., King, E. J., Morhe, E., Manu, A., & Hall, K. S. (2021). Factors associated with reproductive autonomy in Ghana. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 23(3), 349-366. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2019.1710567

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