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The fear of social stigma experienced by men: a barrier to male involvement in antenatal care in Misungwi District, rural Tanzania



Evidence has shown that male involvement is associated with improved maternal health outcomes. In rural Tanzania, men are the main decision makers and may determine women's access to health services and ultimately their health outcomes. Despite eforts geared towards enhancing male participation in maternal health care, their involvement in antenatal care (ANC) remains low. One barrier that impacts men's participation is the fear and experience of social stigma. This study, builds on previous fndings about men's perspectives in attending antenatal care appointments in Misungwi district in Tanzania, examining more closely the fear of social stigma amongst men attending ANC together with their partners.

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