Intentions to Use Vasectomy Contraception: Application of Theory Planned Behavior
Keywords:Family planning, structural equation model, theory planned behavior, vasectomy
In Indonesia, 8% of married men use a FP method, 3% use a modern FP method and 4% use a traditional
FP method/method. The percentage of married men who use condoms (3%) is higher than the percentage
who choose vasectomy (less than 1%). The study was conducted in the Madiun town administration using
a community-based cross-sectional study design. The town is found in East Java Province, Indonesia. The
total sample of this study is 323 married man with fixed disease sampling. The results showed that “attitude”
(p=0.04) and “perceived behavioral control” (p=<0.01) are positive predictive factors of intention married
man to chose vasectomy for contraception. This research has found the intention to limit the number of
children affected by attitudes. Married men who participated in this study had negative attitudes towards
vasectomy. In general, vasectomy is seen as one of the least preferred method of family planning and is
associated with fear and weakness.
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