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Influence of Spousal Communication and Gender Attitudes on Contraceptive Use

Publication Date: 
11/10/2011

 

Presentation on influence of spousal communication and gender attitudes on contraceptive useFindings from the C-Change research in Tanzania on spousal communication and gender-equitable attitudes as predictors of contraceptive use were presented at the November 2011 APHA conference.  A baseline household survey was conducted and gender attitudes were measured using the Gender Equitable Men (GEM) Scale. Results showed that women’s scores were significant predictors of contraceptive use, but men’s scores were not.  While influencing men toward gender-equitable attitudes is worthwhile, it is women's gender attitudes that influence contraceptive use in this setting.
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