Sociodemographic and Male's Involvement in Reproductive Health
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Reproductive health is still considered part of the nature of women. The goal of the study was to evaluate the relationship between sociodemographics and male involvement. We conducted a population based cross sectional study in rural district of Nangtang Cigalontang Tasikmalaya. The study included 96 married man from couple of childbearing age. Bivarialte analysis was performed with chi square test. The study showes that the average age of the respondents 40.2 years, the majority of respondents' education level is primary school graduated (77.1%). A total of 94.8% of wife's education level is primary school graduated, 93.8% as much as the wife does not work and the majority of respondents (49%) have two children. Regarding male involvement, most husbands always took his wife to visit health services and accompany during childbirth. As many as 74% of couples agree to a contraceptive method, as much as 91% husband always talk to her about reproductive health issues. Results of bivariate analysis showed a significant association was found in a variable number of children (p = 0.017) and the approval of the use of contraceptive methods (p = 0.007). While husband education variable, wife education and status of women working was not found a significant corelation. Men as well as women need to be involved in reproductive health issues. Involving men in reproductive health can lead a positive influence in strengthening relationship as a couple and improve better health to families.
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TY - CONF AU - Siti Novianti AU - Rian Arie G. AU - Iseu Siti Aisyah PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - Sociodemographic and Male's Involvement in Reproductive Health BT - Proceedings of the 1st Public Health International Conference (PHICo 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 39 EP - 42 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/phico-16.2017.8 DO - 10.2991/phico-16.2017.8 ID - Novianti2016/12 ER -