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Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Contraceptive Decision-Making

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Contraceptive Decision-Making includes 2 items from the Women's Questionnaire to assess who makes decisions about whether the female respondent uses contraception and the relative importance of the female respondent’s opinion on the topic. 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 women’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:

 1. Who usually makes the decision on whether or not you should use contraception, you, your (husbandpartner), you and your (husbandpartner) jointly, or someone else?

Response Options:
Respondent
Husbandpartner
Respondent and husbandpartner jointly
Someone else
Other (specify)

 2. When making this decision with your (husbandpartner), would you say that your opinion is more important, equally important, or less important than your (husband’spartner’s) opinion?

Response Options:
More important
Equally important
Less important

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

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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