The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Lifetime Experience of Forced Sex includes 2 items from the Domestic Violence Module that ask about any experience with forced sex. These items assess whether the respondent has experienced forced sexual intercourse or other unwanted sexual acts in their lifetime as well as the type of person who committed this violence. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located 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
1. At any time in your life, as a child or as an adult, has anyone ever forced you in any way to have sexual intercourse or perform any other sexual acts when you did not want to?
Refused to answerNo answer
2. Who has forced you to have sexual intercourse or perform any other sexual acts that you did not want to? Anyone else? RECORD ALL MENTIONED
EmployerSomeone at work
Other __ (specify)
Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Domestic Violence Module https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsq8-dhs-questionnaires-and-manuals.cfm
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