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Friend 1: Location of surgical procedure for period regulation

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For a woman whose closest friend has ever sought surgery to regulate her period because of a suspected pregnancy, REGSURGLOCFRND1 indicates where the surgery was performed. This variable excludes women whose closest friend sought surgery after trying other methods first; for women whose friend did so, see REGLASTSURGLOCFRND1.

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 sought surgery to do so.


  • Nigeria: 2018