Attitudes towards the male contraceptive pill in men and women in casual and stable sexual relationships

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92083
Title:
Attitudes towards the male contraceptive pill in men and women in casual and stable sexual relationships
Authors:
Eberhardt, J. (Judith); van Wersch, A. (Anna); Meikle, N. (Neil)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law; University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law. Psychological Therapies Clinic.
Citation:
Eberhardt, J., van Wersch, A. and Meikle, N. (2009) 'Attitudes towards the male contraceptive pill in men and women in casual and stable sexual relationships', Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 35 (3), pp.161-165.
Publisher:
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
Journal:
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
Issue Date:
Jul-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92083
DOI:
10.1783/147118909788707986
Abstract:
Background and methodology: Men's and women's attitudes towards the male contraceptive pill and their trust in the effective use of the male pill were investigated, as well as the associated variables of reported health behaviours, perceived self-efficacy and type of sexual relationship, using a questionnaire survey. Results: Although both sexes had a favourable attitude towards the male pill, females had a more positive attitude than men. Conversely, women had less trust that men would use the male pill effectively. Males in stable sexual relationships were more positive about the male pill than those in casual sexual relationships. Gender, relationship type and trust in the effective use of the male pill reliably predicted attitude towards the male pill. High perceived self-efficacy was related to engaging in more health behaviours, and in men a positive association between health behaviours and attitude towards the male pill has been found. Discussion and conclusions: A positive attitude towards the male pill does not automatically imply that the individual is confident about its effective use. Once the male pill is widely available, promotional campaigns could target not only men but also their female partners, as the latter tend to come into contact with health services more frequently. In order to increase confidence in effective implementation, a variety of presentations of the male pill should be made available in line with individual needs and lifestyles.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
male contraception; male pill; hormonal contraception; attitudes; gender differences; health behaviours
ISSN:
1471-1893
Rights:
No publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 15/02/2010]
Citation Count:
1 [Scopus, 15/02/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEberhardt, J. (Judith)en
dc.contributor.authorvan Wersch, A. (Anna)en
dc.contributor.authorMeikle, N. (Neil)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T12:08:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-15T12:08:26Z-
dc.date.issued2009-07-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care; 35 (3): 161-165en
dc.identifier.issn1471-1893-
dc.identifier.doi10.1783/147118909788707986-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/92083-
dc.description.abstractBackground and methodology: Men's and women's attitudes towards the male contraceptive pill and their trust in the effective use of the male pill were investigated, as well as the associated variables of reported health behaviours, perceived self-efficacy and type of sexual relationship, using a questionnaire survey. Results: Although both sexes had a favourable attitude towards the male pill, females had a more positive attitude than men. Conversely, women had less trust that men would use the male pill effectively. Males in stable sexual relationships were more positive about the male pill than those in casual sexual relationships. Gender, relationship type and trust in the effective use of the male pill reliably predicted attitude towards the male pill. High perceived self-efficacy was related to engaging in more health behaviours, and in men a positive association between health behaviours and attitude towards the male pill has been found. Discussion and conclusions: A positive attitude towards the male pill does not automatically imply that the individual is confident about its effective use. Once the male pill is widely available, promotional campaigns could target not only men but also their female partners, as the latter tend to come into contact with health services more frequently. In order to increase confidence in effective implementation, a variety of presentations of the male pill should be made available in line with individual needs and lifestyles.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFaculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcareen
dc.rightsNo publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 15/02/2010]en
dc.subjectmale contraceptionen
dc.subjectmale pillen
dc.subjecthormonal contraceptionen
dc.subjectattitudesen
dc.subjectgender differencesen
dc.subjecthealth behavioursen
dc.titleAttitudes towards the male contraceptive pill in men and women in casual and stable sexual relationshipsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law; University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law. Psychological Therapies Clinic.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Careen
ref.citationcount1 [Scopus, 15/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardEberhardt, J., van Wersch, A. and Meikle, N. (2009) 'Attitudes towards the male contraceptive pill in men and women in casual and stable sexual relationships', Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 35 (3), pp.161-165.-
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