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Family Planning Self-Approval Index

The Family Planning Self-Approval Index is a 6-item measure that captures respondents' own approval of family planning practices.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Ethiopia,Kenya

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. In general, I approve of couples using family planning to avoid or delay a pregnancy.
2. I approve of a young recently married couple with no children using family planning to avoid or delay a pregnancy.
3. I approve of a young unmarried woman having access to family planning.
4. A woman who uses contraception will be unfaithful to her husband.
5. A man who lets his wife use contraceptives will lose control of her.
6. A couple who does not want children is not normal.

Response Options:
Agree - 1
Disagree - 0

Scoring Procedures

Items with negative phrasing were reverse-coded and then summed to get the overall score.

Original Citation

Dynes, M., Stephenson, R., Rubardt, M., & Bartel, D. (2012). The influence of perceptions of community norms on current contraceptive use among men and women in Ethiopia and Kenya. Health & Place, 18(4), 766-773. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.04.006

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