Authors' conclusions: adolescent men view an unintended pregnancy during their teenage years as a negative event because of the adverse effect having a baby will have on their future aspirations and life. Regarding the question of adolescent men's attitudes to pregnancy outcomes, the results suggest that there is a broad endorsement of a woman's right to have an abortion among adolescent men, but only under certain circumstances. For these results, two explanations stand out in importance: religiosity and social class. Adolescent men support the right to engage and participate in making decisions with their partners.
Reviewers' commentary: this is the first systematic review, which specifically explores adolescent men’s attitudes toward teenage pregnancy (maintenance, abortion, adoption, paternity). It’s needed more quantitative and qualitative research of high quality, in more countries, with the aim to implement more effective adolescent pregnancy prevention programs.