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FC should continue because: Prevents adultery (open-ended question)

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Women who responded to FCCONTINU that female circumcision should continue were asked an open-ended question about why it should continue. FCCHEAT captures whether they said the practice should continue because it prevents adultery.

Comparability — Index

Central African Republic


Apart from university differences and small differences in question wording, FCCHEAT has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Central African Republic [top]

The 1995 Central African Republic survey words this response category as "prevents immorality," a broader category than just preventing adultery.


  • Central African Republic 1995: Women age 15-49 who think FC should continue.
  • Egypt 1995: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and think FC should continue.
  • Central African Republic: 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B
  • Egypt: 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B, 1995-W