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African Journal of Reproductive Health
Women's Health and Action Research Centre
ISSN: 1118-4841
Vol. 15, No. 4, 2011, pp. 24-32
Bioline Code: rh11047
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Reproductive Health, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2011, pp. 24-32

 en Men’s knowledge and spousal communication about modern family planning methods in Ethiopia
Berhane, Adugnaw; Biadgilign, Sibhatu; Amberbir, Alemayehu; Morankar, Sudhakar; Berhane, Alemayehu & Deribe, Kebede

Abstract

This study attempted to determine knowledge, approval and communication about family planning methods among married men in Ethiopia. A cross-sectional study was conducted among a representative sample of 738 married males in Amhara Region. All 738 (100%) of the respondents had heard of family planning. About 558 (75.6%) mentioned the importance of using contraceptives for birth spacing and 457 (61.9%) to limit birth. Four hundred and forty-five (60.3%) of participants had ever discussed family planning with their wives. Thirty-three (33.0%) of the respondents reported that they were the sole decision makers in their families. About 597 (80.9%) approved the use of contraceptives. However, some participants did not discuss and approve family planning with their partner. This recalled an intensive effort has been taken by the concerned body to reach the country’s targeted family planning coverage by involving men in reproductive health endeavor to enhance the discussion and agreement about family planning usage (Afr J Reprod Health 2011; 15[4]: 24-32).

Keywords
Knowledge, Spousal communication, Family Planning, Ethiopia

 
 fr Connaissance chez les homes et la communication conjugale par rapport aux méthodes de la planification familiale moderne en Ethiopie
Berhane, Adugnaw; Biadgilign, Sibhatu; Amberbir, Alemayehu; Morankar, Sudhakar; Berhane, Alemayehu & Deribe, Kebede

Résumé

Cette étude a essayé de déterminer la connaissance, l’approbation et la communication concernant les méthodes de la planification familiale chez les hommes en Ethiopie. Nous avons mené une étude transversale au sein d’un échantillon représentatif de 738 hommes mariés dans la région Amhara. Tous les 738 (100%) des interviewé sont entendu parler de la planification familiale. Environ 558 (75,6%) ont parlé de l’importance de l’utilisation des contraceptifs pour l’espacement des naissances et 457 (61,9%) pour limiter la naissance. Quatre cent quarante-cinq (60,3%) participants ont discuté la planification familiale avec leurs femmes. Trente-trois parmi les interviewés ont signalé qu’ils étaient les seuls décisionnaires dans leurs familles. Environ 597 (80,9%) ont approuvé l’utilisation des contraceptifs. Pourtant, quelques participants n’ont pas discuté et approuvé la planification familiale avec leurs partenaires. Ceci a rappelé l’effort intensif fait par l’organisation concerné pour atteindre la couverture de la planification familiale visée par le pays tout en impliquant les hommesdas les tentatives de santé de la reproduction de promouvoir la discussion et l’accord par rapport à l’utilisation de la planification familiale (Afr J Reprod Health 2011; 15[4]: 24-32).

 
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