Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud
versão impressa ISSN 1657-7027
VEGA-BRIONES, Germán e JARAMILLO-CARDONA, Martha Cecilia. Perceptions, attitudes, and behavior of men with respect to the use of condoms, vasectomy and prostate analysis in the north mexican border. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.18, pp. 50-77. ISSN 1657-7027.
The main idea of this article is to discuss which are the attitudes, perceptions and behavior of men with respect to the use of Condoms, Vasectomy and prostate analysis. This document is based on 40 interviews elaborated among 40 men of the border Mexican city of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. In this article we present the way that within the Tijuana' men and their families discuss about the number of desired children as well as the different men's and women's perceptions and attitudes in regards to sex and reproduction are discussed, negotiated and decided. We would like to point out that this thematic of “reproductive health” shows the way the families negotiate and decide measures of parenthood planning as well as the number of desired children. This type of negotiation and the respective decisions are covered with ambivalence, contradictions, impositions and in many cases respect and cooperation. We would like to signal that not everything is either white or black. The decisions that are taken are not necessarily simple nor do they lack discussion and conflict.
Palavras-chave : Reproductive Health; Men; Vasectomy; Condoms; Prostate; Border; Reproductive Health; Male Contraception Tijuana; Contraception; Tijuana (Baja California, México).