Exploring men’s pregnancy-planning behaviour and fertility knowledge:a survey among fathers in Sweden

Published on May 4, 2017in Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences2.384
· DOI :10.1080/03009734.2017.1316531
Maja Bodin4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Uppsala University),
Lisa Folkmarson Käll3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Uppsala University)
+ 3 AuthorsMargareta Larsson30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Uppsala University)
AbstractIntroduction: Research about pregnancy-planning behaviour mostly focuses on women, even though pregnancy planning usually also concerns men. The purpose of this study was to investigate how men plan for family, and to measure their fertility knowledge after having become fathers.Material and methods: Data were collected in 2014 as part of a Swedish longitudinal pregnancy-planning study. Men were recruited through their female partner one year after childbirth. Participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire about pregnancy planning, lifestyles, and fertility.Results: Of the 796 participants, 646 (81%) stated that the pregnancy had been very or fairly planned, and 17% (n = 128) had made a lifestyle adjustment before pregnancy to improve health and fertility. The most common adjustments were to reduce/quit the consumption of alcohol, cigarettes, or snuff, and to exercise more. First-time fathers and those who had used assisted reproductive technology to become pregnant were more likely to have m...
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