Grandmothers and fathers of the baby may influence pregnant women's microbicide use. Pregnant young women's attitudes about grandmothers' and fathers' role in decision-making and their involvement in microbicide use were assessed. Participants (n≤108) had a mean age of 20.2 years. The majority anticipated that the grandmother, father or both would have a decision-making role. Greater grandmother involvement in microbicide use was significantly associated with being younger, having no reproductive tract infection or contraceptive-ring-use history. Greater father involvement in use was associated with being in a relationship with him. Strategies for engaging grandmothers and fathers in microbicide use should be developed.
- social context
- young adults.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases