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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 2)
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The Involvement of Men in Family Planning An Application of Transtheoretical Model in Wolaita Soddo Town South Ethiopia

W. Abraham, A. Adamu and D. Deresse
Corresponding Author:  Deresse Daka 

Key words:  Male involvement, trans theoretical model, targeted IEC Intervention, , , ,
Vol. 2 , (2): Page No: 44-50
Submitted Accepted Published
2009 October, 30 2010 February, 05 2010 March, 15

The objective of this study was to assess the involvement of men in fertility preference and contraceptive use by using of Tran theoretical model of behaviour change. Community based cross-sectional survey was done in Wolaita zone, Soddo town Southern Ethiopia. Pre-tested, structured questionnaires were used for data collection. Using SPSS version 15 soft ware package did data entry and analysis. About 96% of the respondents were familiar with at least one family planning method, 65.5% of married men currently practice family planning method 77.5% were approved use of contraception and about 60% of study participant discussed the issue of family planning. Behavioural stage of men in family planning method use of men 26.7% were in the pre-contemplation stage, 7.8% contemplation, 4.5% preparation, 16.1% in the action stage 49.4% in maintenance stage. The study found high prevalence of knowledge of contraceptive methods among married men, low utilization of male methods of family planning. Discussion between spouses and their joint decisionmaking on contraceptive use was also found to be high. Most of men behavioural stage of was in maintenance/action stage. Targeted Stage based IEC intervention w ere recommended.
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W. Abraham, A. Adamu and D. Deresse, 2010. The Involvement of Men in Family Planning An Application of Transtheoretical Model in Wolaita Soddo Town South Ethiopia.  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 2(2): Page No: 44-50.
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