Demographic and Health Surveys Phase 8 (DHS-8): Daughter's Experience of Female Genital Cutting

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Daughter's Experience of Female Genital Cutting includes 4 items from the Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Module asking female respondents about their daughter’s experiences of FGC. Aspects of these items include whether the daughter is circumcised, the type of circumcision, age at which she was circumcised, and who performed the circumcision. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed here.

Short Measure Multi-Country

ITEMS:

Asked of female respondents who have daughters:

 1. Is (NAME OF DAUGHTER) circumcised?

Response Options:
Yes
No

 2. How old was (NAME OF DAUGHTER) when she was circumcised? IF THE RESPONDENT DOES NOT KNOW THE AGE, PROBE TO GET AN ESTIMATE.

Response Options:
2-digit numerical value (_years)
Don’t know

 3. Was her genital area sewn closed?

Response Options:
Yes
No Don’t know

 4. Who performed the circumcision?

Response Options:
Traditional circumciser
Traditional birth attendant
Other traditional provider (specify)
Doctor
Nurse/midwife
Auxiliary midwife
Other health professional (specify)
Don’t know

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Afghanistan
Angola
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cote d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Kenya
Madagascar
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Rwanda
Senegal
The Gambia
Zimbabwe

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Female Genital Cutting Module. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm.

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

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