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FC should continue because: Marriage prospects (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. FCCMARRY captures whether they said the practice should continue because it gives a woman better marriage prospects.


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

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Central African Republic 1995: Women age 15-49 who think FC should continue.
  • Cote d'Ivoire 1998: 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.
  • Mali 1995: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger 1998: Women age 15-49 who think FC should continue.
  • Nigeria 1999: Women age 10-49 who think FC should continue.
  • Central African Republic: 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Egypt: 1995-C, 1995-B, 1995-W, 1995-W
  • Mali: 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B
  • Niger: 1998-B, 1998-C, 1998-W
  • Nigeria: 1999-B, 1999-C, 1999-W