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Anaesthetic used in circumcision

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For women who were circumcised, FCANASTHETIC indicates whether the circumcision was carried out under anesthetic and, if so, whether a local or general anesthetic was used.


FCANASTHETIC has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FCANASTHETIC is in neither the standard DHS questionnaire nor in any of the three versions of the standard DHS module on female genital cutting.


  • Egypt 1995: Ever-married women age 15-49 who are circumcised.
  • Egypt: 1995-W, 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B