Young males' perspectives on pregnancy, fatherhood and condom use: Where does responsibility for birth control lie?

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dc.contributor.author Smith, JL
dc.contributor.author Fenwick, J
dc.contributor.author Skinner, R
dc.contributor.author Merriman, G
dc.contributor.author Hallett, J
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:31Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 2011, 2 (1), pp. 37 - 42
dc.identifier.issn 1877-5756
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18681
dc.description.abstract Background: To improve our understanding of males' role in contraceptive practices, this paper explores the relationship between young males' perspectives on pregnancy and fatherhood and their attitudes, beliefs and practices in relation to condom use and birth control. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a sample of 42 males aged 15-25. years. A systematic process of thematic analysis was used to reduce and organise the narrative data around the focus areas of relationships, sex, condom use, STIs and pregnancy/fatherhood. To facilitate the emergence of key patterns in the data, new data was constantly compared with existing ideas to formulate and refine codes and descriptive categories. Results: The analysis revealed a clear discrepancy between young males' desire to prevent pregnancy and the level of control they assumed over this. Despite pregnancy emerging as the overriding concern for participants, this failed to motivate continued use of condoms when STI risk was perceived as low and a partner was using birth control. Reliance on a partner's use of hormonal contraceptives and in several cases, beliefs of low personal responsibility for pregnancy prevention reduced young males' participation in fertility control. Conclusions: Young males' unfavourable attitudes toward immediate pregnancy and fatherhood provide a unique opportunity for safe sex promotion by encouraging greater ownership over sexual and reproductive health outcomes. However, this requires a shift in the meanings associated with condoms, from a disease prevention only orientation to one that promotes condom use as a positive act for self and partner protection. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.srhc.2010.10.002
dc.title Young males' perspectives on pregnancy, fatherhood and condom use: Where does responsibility for birth control lie?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 37 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 42 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
dc.personcode 044296
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Condoms; Pregnancy protection; Qualitative en_US
dc.description.keywords Condoms
dc.description.keywords Pregnancy protection
dc.description.keywords Qualitative
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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