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Ability to Refuse Sex

Ability to Refuse Sex is an 8-item measure of scenarios in which the respondent agrees or disagrees that a wife can refuse to have sex with her husband in certain scenarios.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Cote d'Ivoire

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. If she does not want to
2. If he is drunk
3. If she is sick
4. If he mistreats her
5. If she suspects he has been unfaithful
6. If she knows he has been unfaithful
7. If he refuses to use condoms
8. If she has pelvic or menstrual pain

Response Options:
Agree - 1
Disagree - 0

Scoring Procedures

Item scores are summed to create a continuous measure.

Original Citation

Gupta, J., Falb, K. L., Lehmann, H., Kpebo, D., Xuan, Z., Hossain, M., Zimmerman, C., Watts, C., & Annan, J. (2013). Gender norms and economic empowerment intervention to reduce intimate partner violence against women in rural Cote d’ Invoire: A randomized controlled pilot study. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 13(46), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-698X-13-46

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