Approval of Delayed First Childbirth

Output indicator

Indicator Phrasing

% of [select: men / mothers / fathers / community leaders / … ] that support girls delaying their first childbirth until the age of 20
% de [sélectionnez: hommes / mères / pères / leaders communautaires] qui soutiennent les filles qui retardent leur premier accouchement jusqu'à l'âge de 20 ans
% [určete: mužů / matek / otců / představitelů komunit / … ] podporujících oddalování prvního porodu do věku 20ti let věku dívky

Indicator Phrasing

English: % of [select: men / mothers / fathers / community leaders / … ] that support girls delaying their first childbirth until the age of 20

French: % de [sélectionnez: hommes / mères / pères / leaders communautaires] qui soutiennent les filles qui retardent leur premier accouchement jusqu'à l'âge de 20 ans

Czech: % [určete: mužů / matek / otců / představitelů komunit / … ] podporujících oddalování prvního porodu do věku 20ti let věku dívky

What is its purpose?

The indicator assesses the proportion of specific “influencers” who approve of girls delaying their first childbirth until the age of 20. Their attitudes are crucial for enabling girls to delay their first childbirth until their body is fully developed, reducing the risk of dying during the birth, having a miscarriage or delivering an undernourished baby.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of your target group members:

 

RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)

Q1: Do you approve of girls delaying their first childbirth until the age of 20?

A1: yes / no

 

Calculate the indicator’s value by dividing the number of respondents who approve of girls delaying their first childbirth by the total number of respondents and multiplying the result by 100.

 

Important Comments

1) Especially as a part of the baseline surveys, consider also assessing why some of the respondents do not approve of girls delaying their first childbirth until the age of 20.

 

2) Disaggregate the data by age (especially if you survey men), location (rural/ urban) and socio-economic characteristics (educational level, wealth quintile). 

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