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dc.contributor.authorL. Smith, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorFenwick, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Rachelen_US
dc.contributor.authorMerriman, Garethen_US
dc.contributor.authorHallett, Jonathanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:21:30Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:21:30Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-03-21T23:20:10Z
dc.identifier.issn1877-5756en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.srhc.2010.10.002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43777
dc.description.abstractBackground: To improve our understanding of males' role in contraceptive practices, this paper explores the relationship between young males' perspectives on pregnancy and fatherhood and their attitudes, beliefs and practices in relation to condom use and birth control. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a sample of 42 males aged 15-25. years. A systematic process of thematic analysis was used to reduce and organise the narrative data around the focus areas of relationships, sex, condom use, STIs and pregnancy/fatherhood. To facilitate the emergence of key patterns in the data, new data was constantly compared with existing ideas to formulate and refine codes and descriptive categories. Results: The analysis revealed a clear discrepancy between young males' desire to prevent pregnancy and the level of control they assumed over this. Despite pregnancy emerging as the overriding concern for participants, this failed to motivate continued use of condoms when STI risk was perceived as low and a partner was using birth control. Reliance on a partner's use of hormonal contraceptives and in several cases, beliefs of low personal responsibility for pregnancy prevention reduced young males' participation in fertility control. Conclusions: Young males' unfavourable attitudes toward immediate pregnancy and fatherhood provide a unique opportunity for safe sex promotion by encouraging greater ownership over sexual and reproductive health outcomes. However, this requires a shift in the meanings associated with condoms, from a disease prevention only orientation to one that promotes condom use as a positive act for self and partner protection.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom37en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto42en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSexual and Reproductive Healthcareen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPaediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111499en_US
dc.titleYoung males' perspectives on pregnancy, fatherhood and condom use: Where does responsibility for birth control lie?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
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