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Awareness, Attitude and Participation Rate of Men in Family Planning Programs in Iran
Soheila Bani1, Khadijahsadat Hosseini2, Shirin Hasanpour3, Susan Valizadeh4, Parvin Abedi5
1M.Sc in midwifery, Iinstructor of Nursing &Midwifery Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2M.Sc in midwifery, Nursing &Midwifery Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3M.Sc in midwifery, Instructor of Nursing &Midwifery Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences,Tabriz, Iran
4PhD in nursing, Professor Assistant of Nursing &Midwifery Faculty, Tabriz University of MedicalSciences, Tabirz, Iran
5PhD in Community Nutrition, Assistant Professor in Midwifery Department, Menopause Andropause Research Center, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

IJWHR 2014; 2: 017-025
DOI: 10.15296/ijwhr.2014.03
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Keywords : Attitude, Awareness, Family Planning Programs, Men, Participation
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Abstract
Objectives: The aim of present study was to evaluate the awareness, attitude and participation of men in family planning program in Abyek, Iran.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was done on 400 men and women in Abyek, Iran. Data regarding awareness and attitude of men in family planning program and their participation rate were gathered. The descriptive statistics and Pearson correlation test were used for analyzing data.

Results: The mean awareness, attitude and participation score of men in family planning was7.40±2.37, 54.68±6.12 and 8±2.52 respectively. The percentage of awareness, attitude and participation was 52.8%, 84% and 66.6% respectively. A significant relationship was observed between knowledge and participation (r=0.293, p=0.005) and attitude and participation (r=0.328, p=0.005).

Conclusion: Awareness and participation of men in family planning program was not good, however; their attitude was acceptable. It seems that the knowledge and practice of men about family planning should be increased by educational programs.

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