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Benefits to girl of FC: Reduce sexual desire (open-ended)

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FCPROSXDR indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question about the benefits to girls from female circumcision, the female respondent reported a reduction of female sexual desire.

Comparability — Index



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

Comparability - Standard DHS

FCPROSXDR 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 — Egypt [top]

The 2000 Egypt sample includes "Reduce sexual desire" as a write-in response category.

Comparability — Kenya [top]

The 2008 Kenya sample includes "Reduce promiscuity/reduce sex drive" as a write-in response category.


  • Chad 2004: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Egypt 2000: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Kenya 2008: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Chad: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B
  • Egypt: 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2000-W
  • Kenya: 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2008-W