|Title||Perceived partner fertility desires and influence on contraceptive use.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Gibbs, SE, Moreau, C|
|Journal||Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Adult, Contraception, Contraception Behavior, Contraceptive Agents, Female, Family Planning Services, Female, Fertility, France, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Sex Distribution, Sexual Partners, Socioeconomic Factors, Spouses, Surveys and Questionnaires, Young Adult|
BACKGROUND: Perceived discordance of fertility desires may be more common among couples with certain sociodemographic characteristics and may lead to lower contraceptive use.
METHODS: Using nationally representative data from adults ages 15-49 in France in 2010, we analysed associations between sociodemographic characteristics, perceived discordance of fertility desires and contraceptive use with design-based logistic regression.
RESULTS: Only 8% of participants perceived discordant fertility desires while 92% perceived concordance with partner fertility desire. Discordance varied by age and relationship duration and by the presence of children from previous relationships. Perceived discordance was not associated with use of a hormonal or highly effective method. Beyond own intentions, perception of a partner's fertility desires was associated with using a highly effective method among participants using any method.
CONCLUSIONS: Engaging men and couples in family planning programmes may be important for achieving both partners' desired fertility goals.
|Alternate Journal||Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care|