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Challenging the stereotypes

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dc.contributor.author Deeb, Mary E.
dc.contributor.author Mynttia, Cynthia
dc.contributor.author Ballanb, Abir
dc.contributor.author Dewachic, Omar
dc.contributor.author El-Kak, Faysal
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-18T14:18:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-18T14:18:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0010-7824 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4832
dc.description.abstract In Lebanon, coitus interruptus or withdrawal remains a widely practiced method of family planning. Our research sought to understand the role of men in reproductive health in Lebanon by focusing on this common practice. Our main questions were: Why is it that the practice persists when more effective modern methods of family planning are available? How is the decision taken to practice withdrawal? When is withdrawal practiced and with whom? And, finally, does the practice of withdrawal affect sexual pleasure and the sexual relationship more generally? To answer these questions, we embarked on a small exploratory study using in-depth interviews with 16 open-ended questions. We found that the most important reason for the continuing practice of withdrawal is fear of side effects from other methods. Men and women expect pleasure and fulfillment in sexual relations, but they are willing to limit their pleasure to limit their fertility by means they consider safe. No one prototypical practice of withdrawal seems to exist, and this may explain whether or not the method fails to prevent pregnancy. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Challenging the stereotypes en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Men, withdrawal, and reproductive health in Lebanon en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200900035 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Contraception en_US
dc.journal.volume 65 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 165-170 en_US
dc.keywords Withdrawal en_US
dc.keywords Coitus interruptus en_US
dc.keywords Middle East en_US
dc.keywords Men en_US
dc.keywords Qualitative method en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0010-7824(01)00304-3 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Myntti, C., Ballan, A., Dewachi, O., El-Kak, F., & Deeb, M. E. (2002). Challenging the stereotypes: men, withdrawal, and reproductive health in Lebanon. Contraception, 65(2), 165-170. en_US
dc.author.email mary.deeb@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010782401003043 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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