Posted by Share-Net Intl on August 19, 2014 at 9:36 am
The Reproductive Health journal recently published an article entitled “Men’s attitudes on gender equality and their contraceptive use in Uttar Pradesh India” by Anurag Mishra et al. The article uses baseline data collected by the Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project in 2010 in the cities of Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad and Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, India. The main hypothesis of the article is that “men’s attitudes towards gender equality, the control they place on their wives and attitudes towards their freedoms have an effect on couple’s current contraceptive use and choice of method.” The study found a significant relationship between men’s gender sensitive decision making and gender equal attitude scores and their likelihood to use a modern contraceptive. However, having fewer restrictions on women’s mobility was not positively associated with contraceptive use.