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Pro daughter's FC: Friends or neighbors

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FCWANTFRND indicates whether the woman mentioned friends or neighbors in response to the following question: "Is (Was) there anyone who is encouraging (encouraged) you to have your daughter circumcised? Anyone else?"


FCWANTFRND has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FCWANTFRND 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.


  • Egypt 1995: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Egypt: 1995-W, 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B