How Many Men Would Be Willing To Give Birth In Place Of Their Partners?

How Many Men Would Be Willing To Give Birth In Place Of Their Partners?

Push, you big manly hunk of meat.

By Marianne Garvey

Ahh, childbirth. What women can handle is pretty insane. Would men be able to handle it? Well, we’ll never know, but here is what they claim.

Asked if they would take on the challenge of childbirth, 26 percent of men said yes, according to a new study. Most of those were married, probably with their wife sitting right next to them as they nodded their heads in agreement.

iWhen asked if they’d be willing to give birth in place of their partners, again, 26 percent said yes. While one in four European men were up for the experience, more men in the U.S. did not want anything to do with birthing a child, physics and anatomy aside.

“Men's relationship statuses did help sway their minds when it came to bearing a child,” the report said. “Nearly a third of men who were married were willing to give birth in place of their partners, while less than 1 in 4 men in relationships agreed. Single men were the least willing to take on the challenge, with less than 1 in 5 telling us they were up for the task.”

Although they would squeeze out a baby, so they claim, 30 percent of men say they wouldn't go through any of the common side-effects women experience with birth control (weight gain, mood swings, etc) to prevent pregnancy. Yes you’d have a baby? OK.

More than half of women on birth control who were warned of side effects like blood clots or depression and anxiety, said they would quit it if it was affecting them negatively.

When it came to exactly who was responsible for birth control, most men and women believed the burden fell on both parties. While slightly more than 1 in 10 women said birth control was their responsibility, 1 in 10 men believed birth control was a woman's obligation. Still, a majority of men (81 percent) and women (86 percent) said it was the responsibility of both partners.

Women were more inclined to feel “in control” when they were responsible for birth control, while men were more likely to be neutral on the subject.

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