Contraception and abortion, a male issue?

The attributes assigned to masculinity make men express the need, consciously or not, to consider themselves as “real men” by taking risks in their sexual or social behavior. Risk behaviors and multiple sexual relationships are an expression of a kind of virility that have contributed to the rapid spread of STDs and HIV among both heterosexuals and homosexuals.

In the field of health, the vast majority do not want to show any kind of dependence or therapeutic support that would reveal their “weakness”.

These characteristics give many men the power to determine the reproductive choices of women, such as the access to health centers and to information on maternal and reproductive health,  the use of contraceptive methods or abortion.

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Article from Serge Rabier, Research Fellow at Centre Virchow-Villermé, in The Conversation France, March 15, 2017.

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