School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
When a married couple decides the optimum time to start a family, how many children they want, how long they want to wait between kids, and the type of contraception they want to use it is called family planning. In Asian countries like Pakistan, men are decision makers inside the families and dominantly take decisions about contraception, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STI), finance distribution for antenatal care, childbirth, and nutrition requirements during pregnancy. Financial status, misconception, myths, and lack of knowledge about the use of contraception are a few factors apart from religion and culture which influence the father’s role in family planning. Pakistan lags in almost all the developmental indicators, particularly in maternal and child health. The positive involvement of men in family planning will ultimately enhance the women's reproductive and sexual health, and family dynamic, and the couple will evolve as a supportive and caring parent.
Karim, I M. Father’s role in family planning: A Case Study. Journal of Asian Midwives. 2023;10(1):52–57.