Exploring Gender Norms and Family Planning in Jordan


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Carla White, Rana AlZoubi,Tahani Shahrouri

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Placeholder Image Jordan Communication, Advocacy and Policy (JCAP)
(Lubna Al-Weshah )

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Jordan Communication Advocacy & Policy Activity (J-CAP)

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JCAP conducted a qualitative study to explore how gender roles and perceptions, in conjunction with religious and cultural norms affect family planning in terms of beliefs, attitudes, and practices. JCAP implemented the study in five governorates; Irbid, Jerash, Mafraq, Amman and Tafileh, representing the northern, central and southern regions of the country. JCAP sampled four key target groups: married men (18-60 years); married women (18-49); and unmarried male and female youth (18-24). JCAP’s study team invited 408 participants representing these target groups to participate in 42 focus group discussions (FGD) splitting the key target groups further into subgroups by nationality (Jordanian and Syrian).

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