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.
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
Asked of female respondents who have daughters:
1. Is (NAME OF DAUGHTER) circumcised?
2. How old was (NAME OF DAUGHTER) when she was circumcised? IF THE RESPONDENT DOES NOT KNOW THE AGE, PROBE TO GET AN ESTIMATE.
2-digit numerical value (_years)
3. Was her genital area sewn closed?
No Don’t know
4. Who performed the circumcision?
Traditional birth attendant
Other traditional provider (specify)
Other health professional (specify)
Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Female Genital Cutting Module. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm.
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