Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN MEDICAL AND BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH   Fall 2002 , Volume 10 , Number 40; Page(s) 41 To 45.
 
Paper: 

MEN'S PARTICIPATION RATE IN FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM IN SHIRAZ IN 2000

 
 
Author(s):  OZGOLI G., RAHMANIAN M., NAHIDI F., VELAEI N., AHMADI M.
 
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Abstract: 

Background: Considering population growth and its known social consequences and also the inevitable role of men in the success of national family planning programs and in order to determine the rate of men's participation in these programs and some related factors, this study was performed in Shiraz in 2000.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was carried out on 450 married men who were randomly selected. Men's participation in family planning program was divided into three categories: Executive participation, supportive participation and total participation. Data collection tool was a questionnaire and the sampling was done using Cluster sampling method. Then, the data were analyzed using Chi-square, exact Fisher test, Kappa (k) and Agree mention Rate (A.R).
Results: This study was done on 450 people with mean age of 38.6±8.4 and marriage age of 25±3.8. The rate of men's executive participation was 34.4% and their supportive participation was 52 percent. Confidence interval for men's executive participation rate was 30-39% with 95% reliability and for their supportive participation was calculated to be 48-57%. Only 13.6% did not participate. The men studied believed vasectomy to be the most effective (49.5%), condom the most harmless (33.8%) and vasectomy the easiest method for family planning (30.9%). Their ideas in this regard had a significant correlation with the methods they used for family planning (P<0.05). 82.6% of men believed that family planning clinics are essential. Men's participation was found to be on rise with an increase in their ages (P<0.001).
Conclusion: The rate of men's participation in family planning program was found acceptable. Therefore, establishment of family planning clinics is highly recommended.

 
Keyword(s): VASECTOMY, CONDOM, FAMILY PLANNING, MEN'S PARTICIPATION
 
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