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DHS Survey Indicators Family Planning

KNOWLEDGE OF CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS

Knowledge of contraceptive methods
Percentage of all women, of currently married women, and of sexually active unmarried women who know any contraceptive method, by specific method.

Knowledge of contraceptive methods by background characteristics 
Percentage of currently married women who know at least one contraceptive method and at least one modern contraceptive method by selected background characteristics.

Knowledge of contraceptive methods (mean)  
Mean number of contraceptive methods known for all women, currently married women, and for sexually active unmarried women.

Knowledge of contraceptive methods [Men]  
Percentage of all men, of currently married men, and of sexually active unmarried men who know any contraceptive method, by specific method.

Knowledge of contraceptive methods (mean) [Men]  
Mean number of contraceptive methods known for all men, currently married men, and for sexually active unmarried men.

Knowledge of contraceptive methods by background characteristics [Men]  
Percentage of currently married men who know at least one contraceptive method and at least one modern contraceptive method by selected background characteristics.

 
EVER USE OF CONTRACEPTION

Ever use of contraception  
Percentage of all women and of currently married women and of sexually active unmarried women who have ever used any contraceptive method, by specific method and age. Note: for the sexually active panel age 25-29 = 25+
 
Ever use of contraception [Men]  
Percentage of all men and of currently married men and of sexually active unmarried men who have ever used any contraceptive method, by specific method and age. Note: for the sexually active panel age 25-29 = 25+
 

CURRENT USE OF CONTRACEPTION

Current use of contraception  
Percent distribution of all women, of currently married women and of sexually active unmarried women by contraceptive method currently used, according to age. Note: for the sexually active panel age 25-29 = 25+
 
Current use of contraception [Men]  
Percent distribution of all men, of currently married men and of sexually active unmarried men by contraceptive method currently used, according to age. Note: for the sexually active panel age 25-29 = 25+

 
CURRENT USE OF CONTRACEPTION BY BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS

Current use of contraception by background characteristics  
Percent distribution of currently married women by contraceptive method currently used, according to selected background characteristics.
 
Current use of contraception by background characteristics [Men]  
Percent distribution of currently married men by contraceptive method currently used, according to selected background characteristics.
 

NUMBER OF CHILDREN AT FIRST USE

Number of children at first use  
Percent distribution of ever-married women by number of living children at time of first use of contraception, according to current age.
 
Median number of children at first use  
Among ever-married women the median number of children at time of first use of contraception, according to current age.
 

KNOWLEDGE OF FERTILE PERIOD

Knowledge of fertile period  
Percent distribution of women by knowledge of the fertile period during the ovulatory cycle, for all women and periodic abstinence users according to the type of periodic abstinence.
 
Knowledge of fertile period [Men]  
Percent distribution of men by knowledge of the fertile period during the ovulatory cycle, for all men and periodic abstinence users according to the type of periodic abstinence.

 
CONTRACEPTIVE EFFECT OF BREASTFEEDING

Contraceptive effect of breastfeeding  
Percent distribution of currently married women by perceived effect of breastfeeding on risk of pregnancy and percentages of currently married women who have ever relied and who currently rely on breastfeeding in order to avoid pregnancy and percentage who meet lactational amenorrheic method (LAM) criteria, according to selected background characteristics.


TIMING OF STERILIZATION

Timing of sterilization  
Percent distribution of sterilized women by age at the time of sterilization, according to the number of years since the operation.
 
Median age at sterilization  
Median age at sterilization, according to the number of years since the operation.
 

SOURCE OF SUPPLY FOR MODERN CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS

Source of supply for modern contraceptive methods  
Percent distribution of current users of modern contraceptive methods by most recent source of supply or information, according to specific methods.
 

CONTRACEPTIVE DISCONTINUATION RATES

Contraceptive discontinuation rates  
First-year contraceptive discontinuation rates due to method failure, desire for pregnancy, health reasons, or other reasons, according to specific method.
 

REASONS FOR DISCONTINUATION OF CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS

Reasons for discontinuation of contraceptive methods  
Percent distribution of discontinuations of contraceptive methods in the five years preceding the survey by main reason for discontinuation, according to specific method.


FUTURE USE OF CONTRACEPTION

Future use of contraception  
Percent distribution of currently married women who are not currently using a contraceptive method by intention to use in the future, according to number of living children.
 
Future use of contraception [Men]  
Percent distribution of currently married men who are not currently using a contraceptive method by intention to use in the future, according to number of living children.
 

REASON FOR NOT USING CONTRACEPTION

Reason for not using contraception  
Percent distribution of currently married women who are not using a contraceptive method and who do not intend to use in the future by main reason for not intending to use.
 
Reason for not using contraception [Men]  
Percent distribution of currently married men who are not using a contraceptive method and who do not intend to use in the future by main reason for not intending to use.
 

PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTRACEPTION FOR FUTURE USE

Preferred method of contraception for future use  
Percent distribution of currently married women who are not using a contraceptive method but who intend to use in the future by preferred method, according to whether they intend to use in the next 12 months or later.
 
Preferred method of contraception for future use [Men]  
Percent distribution of currently married men who are not using a contraceptive method but who intend to use in the future by preferred method, according to whether they intend to use in the next 12 months or later.
 

HEARD FAMILY PLANNING ON RADIO AND TELEVISION

Heard family planning on radio and television  
Percent distribution of all women by whether they have heard a radio or television message about family planning in the last few months prior to interview.
 
Heard family planning on radio and television [Men]  
Percent distribution of all men by whether they have heard a radio or television message about family planning in the last few months prior to interview.
 

ACCEPTABILITY OF MEDIA MESSAGES ON FAMILY PLANNING

Acceptability of media messages on family planning  
Percent distribution of all women who believe that it is acceptable to have messages about family planning on the radio or television, by age and selected background characteristics.
 
Acceptability of media messages on family planning [Men]  
Percent distribution of all men who believe that it is acceptable to have messages about family planning on the radio or television, by age and selected background characteristics.
 

FAMILY PLANNING MESSAGES IN PRINT

Family planning messages in print  
Percentage of all women by whether they have received a message about family planning from printed media in the last few months prior to the interview, according to selected background characteristics.
 

CONTACT OF NON-USERS WITH FAMILY PLANNING PROVIDERS

Contact of non-users with family planning providers  
Percent distribution of non-users by whether they were visited by a family planning worker or spoke with a health facility staff member about family planning methods during the 12 months preceding the interview, according to selected background characteristics.
 
Contact of non-users with family planning providers [Men]  
Percent distribution of non-users by whether they were visited by a family planning worker or spoke with a health facility staff member about family planning methods during the 12 months preceding the interview, according to selected background characteristics.
 

DISCUSSION OF FAMILY PLANNING WITH SPOUSE

Discussion of family planning with husband  
Percent distribution of currently married non-sterilized women knowing a contraceptive method by the number of times they discussed family planning with their husbands in the year preceding the survey.
 
Discussion of family planning with wife  
Percent distribution of currently married non-sterilized men knowing a contraceptive method by the number of times they discussed family planning with their wives in the year preceding the survey.


ATTITUDE OF COUPLES TOWARD FAMILY PLANNING

Attitudes of couples toward family planning  
Percent distribution of currently married non-sterilized women who know a contraceptive method by approval of family planning and by their perception of their husband's approval.
 
Attitudes of couples toward family planning [Men]  
Percent distribution of currently married non-sterilized men who know a contraceptive method by approval of family planning and by their perception of their wife's approval.
 

INFORMED CHOICE

Informed choice  
Among current users of modern contraceptive methods who adopted the current method in the five years preceding the survey, percentage who were informed about the side effects of the method used, percentage who were informed what to do if side effects were experienced, and percentage who were informed of other methods that could be used for contraception, percentage of women who were sterilized in the five years preceding the survey who were informed that they would not be able to have any more children, by specific method, initial source of method, and background characteristics.