REVISA (2021-01-01)

Reproductive planning and the limiting factors for male participation: an integrative review

  • Fabíola Barbosa Cardoso,
  • Jones Sidnei Barbosa de Oliveira,
  • Ivana Santos Pinto,
  • Rodrigo Duarte dos Santos,
  • Cleuma Sueli Santos Suto

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 10, no. 1
pp. 39 – 50


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Objective: to identify what is portrayed in the literature about the participation of men in reproductive planning and the factors involved in male insertion in health services. Method: this is an integrative review, carried out in the period of September 2018, with complete scientific articles in the SciELO, BVS and BDENF databases, published in Portuguese (national and international), in the period of ten years (2008-2018). 10 articles were analyzed, in which 100% of them have a qualitative approach, most of them published in 2014 (50%) and carried out in Brazil (90%). Results: it became evident that gender and masculinity issues were more associated with the main difficulties for the participation and insertion of men in public relations, such as the persistence of an inequality of social roles between men and women, historically built by a culture. patriarchal, in which the woman is considered solely responsible for the care of reproduction and children. Conclusion: for greater male adherence to PR, services need to be more suitable for men, as is already the case in some Brazilian regions with the flexibility of the units' schedules, in addition to training professionals to bring men to the teams. health, promoting the demystification of prejudices, in order to contribute to a more effective participation.