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Who is decision maker regarding family planning method use

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For women who have used a family planning methods in the past 12 months, FPDECIDER reports whether the decision to use a family planning method was mainly the husband's/partner's decision, mainly the woman's decision, or whether they decided together.

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


There are no comparability problems.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

Apart from universe differences, this variable is comparable to the IPUMS-DHS variable FPDECIDER.


  • Women aged 15-49 who have used a family planning method in the past 12 months.


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