Demographic and Health Surveys Phase 8 (DHS-8): Views on Female Genital Cutting

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Views on Female Genital Cutting includes 4 items from the Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Module to measure both male and female views on FGC. Aspects of these items include whether the respondent has heard of FGC, whether their religion requires FGC, and their views on the continuance of the practice. 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:

 1. Now I would like to ask some questions about a practice known as female circumcision*. Have you ever heard of female circumcision?
 2. In some countries, there is a practice in which a girl may have part of her genitals cut. Have you ever heard about this practice?

Response Options:
Yes
No

 3. Do you believe that female circumcision* is required by your religion?

Response Options:
Yes
No
No religion
Don’t know

 4. Do you think that female circumcision* should be continued, or should it be stopped?

Response Options:
Continued
Stopped
Depends
Don’t know

Note that in countries where FGC is widely known and widely practiced, items 1 and 2 may not be needed.

*Use local term for female circumcision.

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
Male

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

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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