Attitudes toward the level of men's involvement in abortion decisions

J Humanist Educ Dev. 1997 Jun;35(4):217-24. doi: 10.1002/j.2164-4683.1997.tb00372.x.


College students completed a questionnaire that assessed their attitudes toward the level of male responsibility in abortion decisions. Overall, both men and women thought that men should have some degree of involvement in the abortion decision. However, as expected by the first hypothesis, men indicated a desire for more responsibility in the abortion decision than women thought the men should have. A second hypothesis predicted women would feel more strongly than men that abortion was strictly a woman's issue. Contrary to the hypothesis, women tended to disagree that abortion was strictly a women's issue. Implications of the findings are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Induced*
  • Americas
  • Attitude*
  • Behavior
  • Decision Making*
  • Developed Countries
  • Family Planning Services
  • North America
  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Sampling Studies*
  • Social Behavior
  • United States