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FPEVUSLAM indicates whether the woman has ever used the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) to delay or avoid pregnancy. Women can avoid pregnancy by breastfeeding often, for up to 6 months after childbirth, or until her menstrual period returns.

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


There are no comparability issues.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

FPEVUSLAM in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable FPEVUSLAM in IPUMS-DHS. There may be differences in questionnaire text or the variable's universe; see the Survey Text and Universe Tab of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more information.


  • Women aged 15-49.


  • Uganda: 2015