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Table 5 Barriers to men’s inclusion in safe motherhood services

From: Inclusion of men in maternal and safe motherhood services in inner-city communities in Ghana: evidence from a descriptive cross-sectional survey

Variable/Statement Agree, n (%) Disagree, n %)
Long waiting time in health facilities 220 (85.9) 36 (14.1)
Distance to health facilities 108 (42.2) 148 (57.8)
Attitude of health workers 197 (77.0) 59 (23.0)
Cost of services 112 (44.0) 144 (56.0)
Lack of time to accompany spouse for the services 214 (83.6) 42 (16.4)
Cultural beliefs 158 (61.7) 98 (38.3)
Religious beliefs 42 (16.4) 214 (83.6)
Lack of information/knowledge on safe motherhood/ reproductive health service 123 (48.0) 133 (52.0)
Some safe motherhood services are mainly focused on women only 180 (70.3) 76 (29.7)
Shyness to take part in safe motherhood services as a man 76 (29.7) 180 (70.3)
Dissatisfaction with the safe motherhood services rendered in health facilities 99 (38.7) 157 (61.3)