The purpose of this study is to explore the attitudes and behaviors of male university students in relation to preconception health. Preconception health is a set of interventions that detect and change biomedical, behavioral, and social risks to a man and woman's health and future pregnancies. One essential component in preconception health is to improve the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of men and women related to proper health management before conception.
This study follows a univariate descriptive research design using a convenience sampling of 64 university students. This study demonstrated 5 key findings: (a) attitudes towards preconception health is necessary when planning a pregnancy, using birth control is fairly easy and safe; (b) partners and friends have an influence on confidence in using preconception counseling, however, only the partner had an influence on attitude towards pregnancy prevention; (c) a participant's belief in using birth control every time he has sex is higher when his partner takes birth control more seriously; (d) there were no significant difference between attitudes and behaviors among racial groups; and (e) the older the participants, the more negative attitudes they had towards preconception health.
|Commitee:||Forouzesh, Mohammed, Walsh, Eric|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Public health|
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