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FC should continue because: Makes sex and pregnancy easier (open-ended question)

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Women who stated that female circumcision should continue (in FCCONTINU) were asked a follow-up question about why it should continue. FCCSXPREGEZ captures whether they said the practice should continue for easier pregnancy and sexual relations.


FCCSXPREGEZ has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FCCSXPREGEZ 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.


  • Niger 1998: Women age 15-49 who think FC should continue.
  • Niger: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B