Social Psychology and Cultural Context is the first survey of social psychology to integrate cross-cultural issues. The book not only utilizes several variants of the construct of subjective culture but also reflects the current state of affairs in the social domain of cross-cultural psychology. Written by world-renowned specialists, the chapters in this volume offer valuable insights to students and researchers in both cross-cultural and social psychology.

Chapter 16: Culture and Family Planning: The Acceptability of Male Contraception

Culture and Family Planning: The Acceptability of Male Contraception

Culture and family planning: The acceptability of male contraception
Andrew R.DavidsonColumbia University
Kye ChoonAhnYonsei University
SubhasChandraCharles Sturt University
RogelioDiaz-GuerreroNational University of Mexico
D. C.DubeyNational Institute of Health and Family Welfare, India
AmirMehryarInstitute for Research in Planning and Development, Iran

Men and women are integral partners in the act of conception. Women, however, have been the preponderant focus of birth control efforts in the 20th century. With the exception of vasectomy, the major methods of contraception available to men today (condom, withdrawal, periodic abstinence) do not differ from those available more than 400 years ago.

AUTHORS' NOTE: This research was supported by the World Health Organization Special Program of Research Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction. The opinions expressed are those of the authors ...

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