CONTRACEPTIVE ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOUR AMONG UNIVERSITY MEN: A STUDY FROM PUNJAB, PAKISTAN
AbstractBackground: The men’s attitudes towards family planning and on the use of family planning methodmay affect not only their wives intention to use contraception but also the choice of a particular familyplanning method. This focus of this study is to assess the educated men’s role, belief, practice and theirparticipation in family planning. Methods: A cross-sectional data on 150 university male employeeswas taken. The logistic regression in connection with stepwise procedures is used to find the mostsignificant variables that influence the men’s current use of contraception status. Results: About 42percent of the married male employees were users of family planning methods. Among family planningmethods, condom was the most used method (about 71%) followed by traditional methods (14%). Themean age at first marriage of the respondents was 23 years and for the spouses it was 19 years.Conclusion: The knowledge of men in family planning methods is quite universal and general; but theattitude on the use of contraceptives and the family planning method is much different between theemployees who had the awareness of contraception and those who had no awareness.Keywords: Age at marriage, contraception, family planning, logistic regression, men’s attitude,stepwise procedure
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