This measure uses 2 self-reported items from the second round of the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) Women's Questionnaire. IHDS is a nationally representative, multi-dimensional survey conducted across India. This measure captures knowledge of women around reproductive health. 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 here.
Geographies Tested: India
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
1. Do men become physically weak even months after sterilization?
2. In which part of the menstrual cycle a woman is most likely to get pregnant?
Just before her period begins
During her period
Right after her period has ended
Half way between two periods
Timing makes no difference
Don’t know No opinion
Desai, S., & Vanneman, R. (2015). India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II). Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. https://doi. org/10.3886/ICPSR36151. v6.
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