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Has heard of cutting hymen (Dangouria)

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FCHEARDHYM indicates whether the woman has heard of the Dangouria practice, a traditional practice in Niger that is distinguished by cutting the hymen membrane.


FCHEARDHYM has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FCHEARDHYM 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 2012: Women age 15-49 who are circumcised but whose flesh was not removed for FC.
  • Niger: 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-W