Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 219

Full Length Research Paper

Femininity, masculinity and family planning decision-making among married men and women in rural Ethiopia: A qualitative study

Dereje Geleta
  • Dereje Geleta
  • Department of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Hawassa University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 15 March 2018
  •  Accepted: 08 October 2018
  •  Published: 30 November 2018


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