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.
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. Who usually makes the decision on whether or not you should use contraception, you, your (husbandpartner), you and your (husbandpartner) jointly, or someone else?
Respondent and husbandpartner jointly
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?
Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Women's Questionnaire. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm
Ease of Use Score
Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework
Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing
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