Male Role in Family Planning, The
What Do We Know?
Document date: December 01, 1994
Released online: December 01, 1994
This paper examines the following: (1) patterns and trends in the use of contraception by males in the United States; (2) factors that appear to influence males' use of contraception; (3) studies of partner dynamics that explore the influence of male and female partners on each other's contraceptive behavior; (4) status of males' use of family planning services; and (5) how family planning policy and services might be more responsive to the reproductive needs of American males. To address the latter issue, the authors discuss barriers to male involvement in family planning services that have implications for administrators and staff of those services.
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