Variable Group: First method use

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Variables in this group describe the timing of the respondent's first use of contraception - the age she first used a method, the date she first used a method, and whether the first method use was before or after first sex. Variables also record which method was the first method (cervical cap, condoms, diaphragm, female condom, foam, injectables, the IUD, jellies, creams, or suppositories, the morning after pill, Norplant, the patch, the Pill, the rhythm method, the sponge, withdrawal, partner's vasectomy, female sterilization, or some other method) and whether multiple methods were used at first method use. In addition, a summary variable is available (IFSS_TYPALLFM) that has a value of 1 if any first method was recorded and missing otherwise.

Variables
IFSS_MTHFSTSX2 IFSS_MTHFSTSX1 IFSS_MTHFSTSX3 IFSS_MTHFSTSX4
IFSS_FMSPONGE IFSS_TYPALLFM IFSS_USEFSTSX IFSS_CMFIRSM
IFSS_PLACGOTF2 IFSS_PLACGOTF1 IFSS_PLACGOTF3 IFSS_PLACGOTF4
IFSS_FMIUD IFSS_FIRSTIME IFSS_FMCERV IFSS_FMCONDOM
IFSS_FMDIAFRAGM IFSS_FMFEMCON IFSS_FMFOAM IFSS_FMINJECT
IFSS_FMJELCRMSUP IFSS_FMMORN IFSS_FMMULT IFSS_FMNORP
IFSS_FMOTHER IFSS_FMPATCH IFSS_FMPILL IFSS_FMRHYTHM
IFSS_FMSTERILOP IFSS_FMVASECT IFSS_FMWITHDR IFSS_AGEFSTUS

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