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Possible side effect of FP method: headache

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FPSEPOSSHEADACHE indicates whether the woman was told by her health provider about headaches as a possible side effect of using a contraceptive method. The woman could report being told about more than one possible side effect.

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


There are no comparability issues.


  • Ethiopia 2019 PMAET Female and Household: Women aged 15-49 who were told by a health provider about possible side effects related to a method of contraception they are currently using or recently used (or that their partner is currently using or recently used) within the past 2 years.
  • Uganda 2018 Round 6 Female and Household: Women aged 15-49 who are currently using or have used a contraceptive method excluding beads, LAM, rhythm method, and withdrawal to delay or avoid getting pregnant in the last 12 months and were told by their provider about possible side effects.


  • Ethiopia: 2019
  • Uganda: 2018