Comunicação em evento científico
Reproductive health: Portuguese male resources regarding contraceptive literacy and their access to reproductive health care.
Alexandra Tereso (Alexandra Tereso); Pedro Parreira (Parreira);
Título Evento
18th Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine
Ano
2016
Língua
Inglês
País
Portugal
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Abstract/Resumo
Title: Reproductive health: Portuguese male resources regarding contraceptive literacy and their access to reproductive health care. Objectives: This study aimed to identify Portuguese men access to reproductive health care, their resources regarding contraceptive literacy and their relation with socio-demographic variables (age, education level and marital status). Hypothesis 1: there´s a relation between the resources regarding contraceptive literacy and socio-demographic variables. Methods: Data were collected from a convenience sampling of 57 men, ranged in age 30-60, with different levels of education (higher 36.8%, secondary 29.8% and basic 33.3%) and with different marital status (with or without a relationship). Structured interviews were conducted and statistical analysis (descriptive and inferential) was carried out using Statistical Package for Social Sciences 21. Results: 82.5% of the participants mentioned that they never had access to reproductive health care and evoke as reasons: “no need”(29.8%); “not interested”(10.5%); “women matters”(8.8) and “schedule difficulties”(1.8%). Considering socio-demographic variables and their relation with sources of information, we found significant relations between: age and school (yes=37.5 years; no=45.57 years, t(2.162), p <.035), mothers (yes=37.6 years; no=45.1 years, t(2.489), p<.044) and the internet (yes = 37.75 years, no = 45.86 years; t (2,775), p <.008); level of education and books (Mean rank no=26.29, Mean rank yes=39.17; U (148), p<.011). Books considered as a source of information, seem to be more relevant for men with higher levels of education. Conclusions: Findings highlight men exclusion and their displacement from reproductive health care. This research brings forward the requirement of men inclusion and a greater recognition of reproductive men literacy as a duty and a right to be fulfiled by health care. Implicitly, it points to the necessity to address reproductive health care to men's needs (considering them as subjects) increasing the intention and subsequent particicpation in their own reproductive health. guides to the requirement of men inclusion and a greater recognition of reproductive men literacy as a duty and a right fulfiled in health care. Implicitly point to the necessity to address reproductive health care to men’s needs (considering them as subjects) increasing the intention and subsequent participation in their own reproductive health.
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Palavras-chave
Men,Contraceptive literacy,Reproductive Health Care