The influence of men on HPV vaccination of their spouse/partner in China

Lin, Yulan and Cai, Carla Zi and Hu, Zhijian and Zimet, Gregory D. and Alias, Haridah and Wong, Li Ping (2022) The influence of men on HPV vaccination of their spouse/partner in China. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 18 (5).

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Men involvement in HPV vaccine advocacy is important in a patriarchal society. This study aimed to investigate the influence of men on HPV vaccination of adult women. An online cross-sectional survey was undertaken between June and August 2019. Participants were fathers of children enrolled in schools in Fujian Province. A total of 1953 participants responded to our survey. Just over 60% reported they would definitely or likely support their spouse/partner to receive HPV vaccine. Physician recommendation (adjusted odds ratio aOR] = 5.68, 95%CI = 3.89-6.86) and spouse/partner communication about HPV vaccination (aOR = 5.30, 95%CI = 3.72-7.55) were significant covariates associated with higher willingness to support women's HPV vaccination. Perceiving HPV vaccination as only for women who have had multiple sex partners and HPV vaccination as a sensitive topic were significantly associated with lower willingness to support HPV vaccination. Over two-thirds (67.3%) reported joint HPV vaccination decision-making and 2.8% reported that it was entirely the man's decision. The role of men in HPV vaccine acceptance and hesitancy among adult women is evident in China and warrants educational interventions to target men to enhance women's HPV vaccination uptake.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Men's influence; HPV vaccination intention; Adult women; China
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine > Social & Preventive Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2023 08:17
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2023 08:17

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