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Who should decide family planning use

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FPDECIDERSHD reports who the female respondent thinks should decide whether family planning is used. The question relates to general norms, not to the practice in the respondent's own household.


FPDECIDERSHD has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FPDECIDERSHD is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS women's questionnaire in any phase.


  • Chad 2004: All women age 15-49.
  • Chad: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B