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Couple communication in family planning decision-making in Zahedan, Islamic Republic of Iran

(2005) Couple communication in family planning decision-making in Zahedan, Islamic Republic of Iran. East Mediterr Health J. pp. 586-93. ISSN 1020-3397 (Print) 1020-3397

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Abstract

A qualitative study in Zahedan, Islamic Republic of Iran, used focus group discussions with 120 people in 8 main groups to understand more about couple's decision-making and the role of men in family planning. The study included men and women from Sunni and Shia sects as well as theologians from both sects. Shiites, lay people and theologians, believed that both husband and wife play a major role in decision-making about family planning, while Sunnis believed that men are the main decision-makers. All participants believed that men have an important role in family planning, but also that men do not like attending family planning clinics. Religious tenets were important in couple's decision-making about using contraceptives but there were confusions over different teachings.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Attitude to Health/ethnology Clergy/psychology *Communication Contraception Behavior/ethnology/statistics & numerical data Cultural Characteristics *Decision Making *Family Planning Services/education/utilization Female Focus Groups *Gender Identity Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Health Services Needs and Demand Humans Islam/*psychology Male Qualitative Research Religion and Psychology Sex Education Social Values Spouses/education/*psychology Surveys and Questionnaires Urban Population/statistics & numerical data
Page Range: pp. 586-93
Journal or Publication Title: East Mediterr Health J
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 11
Number: 4
ISSN: 1020-3397 (Print) 1020-3397
Depositing User: خانم مهدیه رضائی پور
URI: http://eprints.zaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3008

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