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

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Show simple item record Smith, J.L. en_US Fenwick, Jennifer en_US Skinner, R. en_US Merriman, G. en_US Hallett, J. en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-10-12T03:34:31Z 2012-10-12T03:34:31Z 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011003489 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Smith J.L. et al. 2011, 'Young males' perspectives on pregnancy, fatherhood and condom use: Where does responsibility for birth control lie?', Elsevier Ltd, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 37-42. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1877-5756 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
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 condomswhen STI risk was perceived as lowand a partner was using birth control. Reliance on a partners 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 themeanings associated with condoms, froma disease prevention only orientation to one that promotes condom use as a positive act for self and partner protection. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Young males' perspectives on pregnancy, fatherhood and condom use: Where does responsibility for birth control lie? en_US
dc.parent Sexual and Reproductive HealthCare en_US
dc.journal.volume 2 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 37 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 42 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111400 en_US
dc.personcode 0000075488 en_US
dc.personcode 044296 en_US
dc.personcode 0000075490 en_US
dc.personcode 0000075491 en_US
dc.personcode 0000075492 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Condoms; Pregnancy protection; Qualitative en_US
dc.staffid en_US

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