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FPTALKPARENT indicates whether the woman has (recently) discussed the practice of family planning with her parent(s) or guardian(s).

Comparability — Index

South Africa


FPTALKPARENT has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FPTALKPARENT is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS modules.

Comparability — South Africa [top]

The 1998 South African sample asks whether the woman's parent(s) or guardian(s) gave her advice on contraceptives or explained how to use them.


  • South Africa 1998: Women age 15-49 who first used a method of contraception when they were 18 or younger.
  • South Africa: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B