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Told sterilization would mean no more children

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For women who have been sterilized or whose partners have been sterilized, FPSTERNOCH indicates whether they were told that the method was permanent and that they would not be able to have any more children as a result of the operation.

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


There are no comparability issues.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

FPSTERNOCH in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable FPSTERNOCH 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 age 15-49 who have been sterilized or whose partner has been sterilized.


  • Burkina Faso: 2014-2017, 2020-2022
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013-2021
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017, 2021
  • Ethiopia: 2014-2019
  • Ghana: 2013-2017
  • India: 2016-2018, 2020-2021
  • Indonesia: 2015-2016
  • Kenya: 2014-2021
  • Niger: 2015-2017, 2022
  • Nigeria: 2014-2021
  • Uganda: 2014-2019, 2021