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Why did not obtain preferred family planning method

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For women who were not able to obtain their desired form of contraception (FPGETDESIRED), FPGETDESIREDWHY reports why the woman was not able to obtain the family planning method that she wanted to delay or avoid getting pregnant when she first obtained her current or most recent method of contraception (FPBEGINUSECMC).

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


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  • Women age 15-49 who have used a modern family planning method in the past 12 months but were not able to obtain preferred method of FP.


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