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Titolo:
Sex preference and contraceptive behaviour among men in Mbeya region, Tanzania
Autore:
Mwageni, EA; Ankomah, A; Powell, RA;
Indirizzi:
Univ Teesside, Sch Hlth, Middlesbrough TS1 3BA, Cleveland, England Univ Teesside Middlesbrough Cleveland England TS1 3BA Cleveland, England Sokoine Univ Agr, Inst Dev Studies, Morogoro, Tanzania Sokoine Univ Agr Morogoro Tanzania Inst Dev Studies, Morogoro, Tanzania
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF FAMILY PLANNING AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
fascicolo: 2, volume: 27, anno: 2001,
pagine: 85 - 89
SICI:
1471-1893(200104)27:2<85:SPACBA>2.0.ZU;2-S
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SON PREFERENCE; FERTILITY BEHAVIOR; FAMILY-SIZE; BANGLADESH; ATTITUDES; COUPLE; GENDER; CHINA; HEALTH; MATLAB;
Keywords:
contraception; contraceptive behaviour; men; sex preference; Tanzania;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
43
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Ankomah, A Univ Teesside, Sch Hlth, Middlesbrough TS1 3BA, Cleveland, England Univ Teesside Middlesbrough Cleveland England TS1 3BA England
Citazione:
E.A. Mwageni et al., "Sex preference and contraceptive behaviour among men in Mbeya region, Tanzania", J FAM PLAN, 27(2), 2001, pp. 85-89

Abstract

While recent studies confirm parental child sex preference in less developed countries, ifs pattern varies. Son preference is especially prevalent inBangladesh, China, India, and Pakistan. Sex preference in sub-Saharan Africa is a neglected area of enquiry. Completed research focuses on women's views to the neglect of men, despite the latter's importance as primary decision-makers. This study identifies factors influencing contraceptive behaviour among men in Mbeya region, Tanzania, demonstrating how it is affected by their preferred family sex composition. Data used were collected from a cross-sectional survey of 600 men aged 16-50 and sh focus groups conducted in the region's rural and urban areas. Using single statements and Coombs' Scales, sex preference was found to beprevalent in the study area, with sons strongly preferred to daughters. Sex preference is significantly associated with the number of existing daughters a man has, his marital status, residence and occupation. Findings suggest programmes should be initiated to challenge men's altitudes towards one-sex family composition. Men should be educated about the advantages of small family sizes and persuaded that both children's sexes are equally important. Such measures can assist men in reconsidering their desired family sizes, reduce biases towards one sex, minimise marital problems and improve women's status. Efforts to increase contraceptive use in Tanzania will be hampered, however, if men maintain their preference for sons over daughters.

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