Do male reproductive preferences really point to a need to refocus fertility policy?

Francis Dodoo, Y. E. Luo, Evelina Panayotova

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Abstract

Independently collected data from a 1994 survey in Accra, Ghana, are used here to verify earlier findings from Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data which indicate the existence of a closer tie between men's reproductive preferences and contraceptive use, than between the latter and women's preferences. Indeed, the findings corroborate the earlier studies and suggest that fertility transition in Africa may be accelerated if the family planning establishment would recognize the contribution of the 'male role', and bring men into the mainstream of their agenda.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-455
Number of pages9
JournalPopulation Research and Policy Review
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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