311. I would like to ask you some questions about the times you or your partner may have used a method to avoid getting pregnant during the last few years.
USE CALENDAR TO PROBE FOR EARLIER PERIODS OF USE AND NONUSE, STARTING WITH MOST RECENT USE, BACK TO JANUARY 2005. USE NAMES OF CHILDREN, DATES OF BIRTH, AND PERIODS OF PREGNANCY AS REFERENCE POINTS.
IN COLUMN 1, ENTER METHOD USE CODE OR '0' FOR NONUSE IN EACH BLANK MONTH.
When was the last time you used a method? Which method was that?
When did you start using that method? How long after the birth of (NAME)?
How long did you use the method then?
IN COLUMN 2, ENTER CODES FOR DISCONTINUATION NEXT TO THE LAST MONTH OF USE. NUMBER OF CODES IN COLUMN 2 MUST BE THE SAME AS NUMBER OF INTERRUPTIONS OF METHOD USE IN COLUMN 1.
ASK WHY SHE STOPPED USING THE METHOD. IF PREGNANCY FOLLOWED, ASK WHETHER SHE BECAME PREGNANT UNINTENTIONALLY WHILE USING THE METHOD OR DELIBERATELY STOPPED TO GET PREGNANT.
Why did you stop using the (METHOD)? Did you become pregnant while using (METHOD), or did you stop to get pregnant, or did you stop for some other reason?
IF DELIBERATELY STOPPED TO BECOME PREGNANT, ASK: How many months did it take you to get pregnant after you stopped using (METHOD)? AND ENTER '0' IN EACH SUCH MONTH IN COLUMN 1.
End of breastfeeding period
Became pregnant/Method failed
Wanted to get pregnant
Other relative disapproved
Side effects or health concerns
Side effects, respondent
Side effects, child
Access or availability issues
Wanted more effective method
Switched to different method
Method no longer available
Inconvenient to use
Infrequent sexual activity, or husband away or ill
Lack of sexual satisfaction
Cost of method
Difficulty getting pregnant, menopause or amenorrheic
Menstrual issues while using method
Weight gain while using method
Lack of privacy while using method
Unsatisfied with method
Marital dissolution/Divorced or widowed
Specific method issue
NIU (not in universe)
Others had bad experience with method
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
FPLDISREAS5Y (V360) reports the reason why the woman discontinued use of the last family planning method she used in the last five years. The complementary variable FPLDISMETH5Y reports the last contraceptive method itself that the woman stopped using in the last five years.