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Gendered attitudes and family planning decision-making in Honduras

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dc.contributor.author Willard, Kendra. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-21T14:02:34Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-21T14:02:34Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05-21T14:02:34Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/1415
dc.description.abstract This study examines gendered attitudes and family planning in the Central American country of Honduras using a feminist perspective. Specifically, this study investigates the relationships between gendered attitudes (i.e., male oriented or non-male oriented attitudes) and who makes decisions about contraceptive use and family size among married and common-law Hondurans. This study also attempts to account for social elements such as gendered attitudes, education, economics, environment and demographics that may act to limit or enhance women's agency in reproductive decisionmaking. Furthermore, gender is examined to determine whether these relationships depend on the gender of the respondents. Two national Honduran surveys from 2001 are used in a secondary analysis, specifically muUinomial logisfic regression. Findings indicate that women reporting non-male oriented attitudes are significantly more likely to indicate that they (the wives) make the contraceptive decisions. Moreover, both men and women reporting non-male oriented attitudes are significantly more likely to indicate making contraceptive decisions together. Both of these effects remain significant when other social factors included in the analyses, though part of the effect is explained by education and economics. Similar effects are found in terms of family size decisions. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Birth control en_US
dc.subject Contraception en_US
dc.subject Family size en_US
dc.subject Sex differences (Psychology) en_US
dc.title Gendered attitudes and family planning decision-making in Honduras en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.Sc. Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US


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