Attitudes of African males to contraception.
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 children. 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 inhabitants. 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.
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