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Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Sexual and Contraceptive Autonomy in Marriage

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Sexual and Contraceptive Autonomy in Marriage includes 2 items from the Women's Questionnaire to assess married respondents’ sexual decision-making power. 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 woman’s questionnaire located here.

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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

Items:

If currently married living with a man:

  1. Can you say no to your (husbandpartner) if you do not want to have sexual intercourse?
  2. Could you ask your (husbandpartner) to use a condom if you wanted him to?

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Dependsnot sure

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Original Citation

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Women's Questionnaire. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm

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