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Friend 1: Final location where medicines obtained for period regulation

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If the woman's closest friend has ever used pills to regulate her period because of a suspected pregnancy, and if she sought those pills only after trying other methods first, REGLASTMEDLOCFRND1 indicates where she last obtained the pills. For women whose closest friend used pills as the first or only method, see REGMEDLOCFRND1.

If the friend has ever had an abortion to terminate a pregnancy, this variable refers only to a suspected pregnancy after the most recent pregnancy that was aborted.

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


There are no comparability issues.


  • Women aged 15-49 whose closest friend has ever regulated their period because of a suspected pregnancy (following their most recently aborted pregnancy, if applicable), and who used pills to do so after trying other methods first.


  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2018
  • Nigeria: 2018