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FC should stop because: Painful experience (open-ended)

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FCBADPAIN indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question about why female circumcision should not continue (FCCONTINU (G119)), the respondent reported the practice should be discontinued because of her own painful experience.

Comparability — Index



Apart from universe differences and slight differences in wording, FCBADPAIN has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FCBADPAIN is included in neither the standard DHS questionnaire nor in any of the three versions of the standard DHS module on female general cutting.

Comparability — Yemen [top]

The 1991 Yemen survey asked why the respondent disapproved of female circumcision, including the reason "not good for girl."


  • Cote d'Ivoire 1998: Women age 15-49 who think FC should stop.
  • Egypt 1995: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and think FC should stop.
  • Mali 1995: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger 1998: Women age 15-49 who think FC should stop.
  • Nigeria 1999: Women age 10-49 who think FC should stop.
  • Yemen 1991: Ever-married women age 15-54 who disapprove of FC.
  • Yemen 2013: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Egypt: 1995-W, 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B
  • Mali: 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B
  • Niger: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Nigeria: 1999-W, 1999-C, 1999-B
  • Yemen: 1991-B, 1991-W, 1991-C, 2013-B, 2013-W, 2013-C, 2013-W