|dc.creator||Luthuli, H. V.||
|dc.description||Thesis (M.Prax.Med.)-University of Natal, Durban, 1986.||en
|dc.description.abstract||The attitude of the African male to contraception and
the role he plays in the acceptance of contraceptives
by his racial group is presented.
Over a period of one month the researcher interviewed
220 African males at a primary care private practice.
In this study 186 (85%) were aware of contraceptives
and 34 (15%) had no knowledge of contraception;
111 (60%) were married and 75 (40%) were unmarried.
The 26 - 35 year age group were the most familiar with
contraception (57%). The unemployed were the least
users of contraceptives (8%), whereas 69% of the
professional group were using contraceptives.
The average ideal family size of the group was 4
No significant cultural barriers to contraception were
found. Religion was found to have little effect on
contraceptive practice by the African male.
Fifty-three percent of the Urban dwellers were using
contraceptives compared with only 30% of the Rural
Modern methods of contraception are not yet sufficiently
known by the African male to be useful to him. Health
workers should educate the African male in matters of
contraception to achieve the desired objectives of
family planning campaigns among this racial group.||en
|dc.subject||Birth control--South Africa.||en
|dc.subject||Male contraception--South Africa.||en
|dc.subject||Men--Sexual behaviour--South Africa.||en
|dc.subject||Theses--Public health medicine.||en
|dc.title||Attitudes of African males to contraception.||en