5073.0 Men's Voices: Pregnancy and Contraception

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
This session addresses men’s attitudes with regard to pregnancy and contraception by looking at Emergency Contraception and teen pregnancy. While no studies have previously examined attitudes towards male EC access, two presentations from studies in Providence, RI examine knowledge, attitudes and barriers to male access to EC from the viewpoint of pharmacy staff members as well as the perspective of male and female potential customers. Even though some barriers to male purchase exist, results show a clear interest in preventing unplanned pregnancy among men that considers the health and sentiment of their female partners. Two additional presentations look at men’s voices with regard to teen pregnancy. The first presentation looks at the difference between male and female intendendess of pregnancy among teens using data from the National Survey of Family Growth. The second presentation uses data from the Mobile Youth Study to compare male and female desire for pregnancy among low-income African American adolescents. Results suggest that a greater desire for pregnancy among male teens may affect teen pregnancy rates.
Session Objectives: • Identify barriers to the purchase of Emergency Contraception by men • Discuss the role of men in reproductive health and family planning interventions, Emergency Contraception in particular • Compare pregnancy desire among male and female teens

8:50 AM
Male intendedness versus female intendedness at the time of teen pregnancy
Emily R. Clear, CHES, Corrine Williams, ScD and Richard A. Crosby, PhD

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Organized by: Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)