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Told about side effects of family planning method

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For women who have ever used a family planning method (FPEVUSE), FPCUREFF reports if the woman was told by the provider about side effects or problems that she might have with the family planning method to delay or avoid pregnancy.

The question associated with this variable was included in the female questionnaire.


There are no comparability problems.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

Apart from universe differences, this variable is comparable to the IPUMS-DHS variable FPCUREFF.


  • Women aged 15-49 who currently use or have used family planning within the past 12 months other than LAM, rhythm, or withdrawal methods.


  • Burkina Faso: 2014-2018, 2020
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013-2019
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017-2018
  • Ethiopia: 2014-2019
  • Ghana: 2013-2017
  • India: 2016-2018
  • Indonesia: 2015-2016
  • Kenya: 2014-2019
  • Niger: 2015-2018
  • Nigeria: 2014-2019
  • Uganda: 2014-2018