Maharaj, Pranitha. Male attitudes to family planning in the era of HIV/AIDS: evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Male attitudes to family planning in the era of HIV/AIDS: evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of southern African studies -- Vol. 27, no. 2

Published By: Original publisher Journal of southern African studies -- Vol. 27, no. 2 [London]: Oxford University Press. 2001. 245-257 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Pranitha Maharaj

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Zulu (FX20)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Morbidity (164); Population policy (168); Cultural participation (184); Gender status (562); Social relationships and groups (571); Preventive medicine (751); Sexuality (831); Sexual intercourse (833); Conception (842);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Men have an instrumental role to play in reproductive decision-making and their attitudes may have a significant impact on fertility decisions and family planning. This article presents finding from a qualitative study of male attitudes towards family planning in the province of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa. The study found that there is strong male approval of family planning as a method of fertility regulation. However, with reference to condoms as a specific method of contraception, although men's knowledge of condoms is relatively good, they are not a popular method of family planning and there is much male resistance to their use. An important reason is that condoms are associated with illicit sex and promiscuity. They are thus unlikely to be used in stable, ongoing relationships. These negative attitudes are major obstacles to the develolpment of condom use as a means of protecting against the spread of HIV (p. 245).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 60

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fx20-060

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Development Studies-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2004

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1982-1998

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) KwaDumisa and Chesterville, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Zulu (African people)


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