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Gender Norms Influence Family Planning Decisions: Presentation on Tanzania Research

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dr. Sidney Schuler is presenting the poster "Gender Norms and Family Planning Decision-Making in Tanzania: A Qualitative Study" at the 2010 Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 15-17, in Dallas, Texas. The poster is based on research that she, Elisabeth Rottach, and Peninah Mukiri carried out in Tanzania in 2009 under the C-Change program with funding from USAID. Their findings suggest that gender factors, such as men’s dominance in decision-making, function as barriers to the use of modern contraceptives. In addition, fear of side effects among both men and women may be an even stronger deterrent against use. The research report and poster can be downloaded from the C-Change website.

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