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dc.contributor.authorThummalachetty, Nityanjali
dc.contributor.authorMathur, Sanyukta
dc.contributor.authorMullinax, Margo
dc.contributor.authorDeCosta, Kelsea
dc.contributor.authorNakyanjo, Neema
dc.contributor.authorLutalo, Tom
dc.contributor.authorBrahmbhatt, Heena
dc.contributor.authorSantelli, John S.
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-07T15:24:26Z
dc.date.available2022-03-07T15:24:26Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationThummalachetty, N., Mathur, S., Mullinax, M., DeCosta, K., Nakyanjo, N., Lutalo, T., ... & Santelli, J. S. (2017). Contraceptive knowledge, perceptions, and concerns among men in Uganda. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 1-9.10.1186/s12889-017-4815-5en_US
dc.identifier.otherDOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4815-5
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2530
dc.description.abstractLow contraceptive uptake and high unmet need for contraception remain significant issues in Uganda compared to neighboring countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. Although prior research on contraceptive uptake has indicated that male partners strongly influence women’s decisions around contraceptive use, there is limited in-depth qualitative research on knowledge and concerns regarding modern contraceptive methods among Ugandan men. Methods: Using in-depth interviews (N = 41), this qualitative study investigated major sources of knowledge about contraception and perceptions of contraceptive side effects among married Ugandan men. RESULTS: Men primarily reported knowledge of contraceptives based on partner’s experience of side effects, partner’s knowledge from health providers and mass media campaigns, and partner’s knowledge from her peers. Men were less likely to report contraceptive knowledge from health care providers, mass media campaigns, or peers. Men’s concerns about various contraceptive methods were broadly associated with failure of the method to work properly, adverse health effects on women, and severe adverse health effects on children. Own or partner’s human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status did not impact on contraceptive knowledge. Conclusions: Overall, we found limited accurate knowledge about contraceptive methods among men in Uganda. Moreover, fears about the side effects of modern contraceptive methods appeared to be common among men. Family planning services in Uganda could be significantly strengthened by renewed efforts to focus on men’s knowledge, fears, and misconceptions.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBMC Public Healthen_US
dc.subjectMenen_US
dc.subjectContraceptive knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectContraceptive side effectsen_US
dc.subjectInterpersonalen_US
dc.subjectContraceptive decision-makingen_US
dc.titleContraceptive knowledge, perceptions, and concerns among men in Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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