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Ever used corrosive substances to narrow respondent's vagina

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FCCORROSIVE indicates whether the woman has used corrosive substances or herbs in her vagina with the intention of tightening it, narrowing it, or causing bleeding.


Apart from universe differences, FCCORROSIVE has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FCCORROSIVE 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.


  • Nigeria 2013: Women age 15-49 who have been circumcised.
  • Nigeria 2018: Women age 15-49, in households not selected for the men's survey, who have been circumcised.
  • Nigeria: 2013-C, 2013-B, 2013-W, 2018-B, 2018-W, 2018-C