Contraceptive perceptions among Arab and non-Arab Muslim males


Enormous studies have been conducted on the dynamics of family planning adoption and the quantitative research has focused mainly on the determinants of contraceptive choices where the women have been taken as collateral respondents. The men’s attitudes towards family planning may affect not only their wives intention to use contraception but also the choice of a particular family planning method particularly in the context of staunch Islamic ideology. Therefore, in this article, a qualitative liberal attempt is made to severance the key proponent arguments related to behaviours towards contraception among the Muslim males. Face to face qualitative interview findings reveal the social acceptability of contraceptives in a variety of situations as well as critically explicate the flexible availability of contraceptives which not only increase the degree of confidence in society for rational consequences. Finally, the analytical understanding of the study leads to the development of an emerging theory somewhat called ‘social transition approach’.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i20705948v5n2p297

Keywords: Contraception; Muslim males; social transition

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