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What are the top fears of men facing an unintended pregnancy?

What are the top fears of men facing an unintended pregnancy?

What does society know about men facing unintended pregnancies? Honestly, not much. The majority of the attention is focused on the woman and her decision. At Support Circle, we know that men have fears and concerns too. We know that men need a safe, civil place where they can address their most pressing concerns when faced with an unintended pregnancy. 

What are His fears?
A Public Opinion Strategies survey of men ages 18 – 30 was conducted in six major metropolitan cities in 2014. The men were asked to think about their most immediate concerns when faced with an unintended pregnancy and to describe their biggest concern. These were their biggest concerns:

  • Ability to financially support a child
  • Life will change too much
  • Relationship status- i.e. is there a future with the mother of the baby
  • How this will impact work and career
  • Ability to emotionally support a child
  • Emotions and stresses
  • What girlfriend/partner/wife will think
  • What parents and family will think
  • How this will impact school or education

Where do men go to discuss their fears? Who gives men the time, space and support he needs to address his biggest concerns? In the same survey, over two-thirds of men said that they would “definitely go to to counseling” or they would actively seek counseling on their own even if their partner was unwilling! Our firsthand experience at Support Circle has proven this to be true. Last year over 70% of the men were actively involved in counseling with our clients.

Support Circle is a safe, civil place where a woman and a man can address their most pressing needs, fears and concerns. It is a place they can both come and have a professional counselor facilitate a discussion so they can both really hear each other. She Matters. And so does He.

 

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