Attitudes of young African American fathers toward early childbearing

Academic Article


  • Objective: To qualitatively examine the perceptions of young fathers toward issues related to early childbearing. Methods: Focus groups were held with male partners of adolescent females who had become pregnant while participating in an HIV-prevention trial. Results: Primary domains that emerged included young male's desire for pregnancy, their attitudes toward father/child involvement, and their perceived social support as young fathers. Conclusions: Findings may help in developing gender-appropriate interventions to delay early childbearing and prevent HIV/STD transmission.
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    Author List

  • Davies SL; Dix ES; Rhodes SD; Harrington KF; Frison S; Willis L
  • Start Page

  • 418
  • End Page

  • 425
  • Volume

  • 28
  • Issue

  • 5