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The role of community-based health planning and services strategy in involving males in the provision of family planning services: a qualitative study in Southern Ghana

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Health, July 2013
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Title
The role of community-based health planning and services strategy in involving males in the provision of family planning services: a qualitative study in Southern Ghana
Published in
Reproductive Health, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1742-4755-10-36
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Authors

Philip Baba Adongo, Placide Tapsoba, James F Phillips, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Alison Stone, Emmanuel Kuffour, Selina F Esantsi, Patricia Akweongo

Abstract

Reproductive health and Family Planning (FP) services have been of global concern especially in developing countries where fertility rates are high. Traditionally FP services had always targeted females with little or no attention given to males. To ensure equitable distribution of health services, Ministry of Health (MOH), Ghana adopted the Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) as a nationwide health policy with the aim of reducing obstacles to physical and geographical access to health care delivery including FP services. However, not much is known about the extent to which this policy has contributed to male involvement in FP services. This qualitative descriptive study was therefore designed to explore male involvement in FP services in communities with well functioning CHPS and those with less or no functioning CHPS structures. The study further solicited views of the community on the health status of children.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 <1%
Ghana 2 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Uganda 1 <1%
Unknown 337 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 95 28%
Student > Bachelor 64 19%
Researcher 32 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 8%
Student > Postgraduate 17 5%
Other 51 15%
Unknown 59 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 86 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 69 20%
Social Sciences 69 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 3%
Mathematics 5 1%
Other 37 11%
Unknown 69 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 August 2013.
All research outputs
#2,903,289
of 6,230,693 outputs
Outputs from Reproductive Health
#317
of 421 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#49,001
of 100,510 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Reproductive Health
#11
of 16 outputs
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