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‘I play with the baby so that people can see that I’m a man’: Young fathers’ involvement in the first 1 000 days of a child’s life in South Africa

Abstract

There is a growing focus on men’s involvement in the first 1 000 days of a child’s life (i.e. conception through to two years of age). Men’s involvement is understood to improve child health and as a pathway to gender equality. We sought to understand the forms of care and support men provided during the first 1 000 days of a child’s life in an urban informal settlement in Durban, South Africa.

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