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Source of information for FC ban: Local authorities (open-ended)

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Women who were aware of the female circumcision ban were asked to report their source(s) of information in an open-ended question. FCBANAUTH captures whether they reported hearing about the ban through local authorities.


FCBANAUTH has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FCBANAUTH is a country-specific variable and is included in neither the standard DHS questionnaire nor in any version of the standard DHS module on female circumcision.


  • Benin 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin: 2006-B, 2006-W, 2006-W, 2006-C