Received: 26 March 2020
Accepted: 31 January 2021
First Online: 12 February 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All the study procedures were reviewed and approved by the Research Committee of the University of Benin, and the National Research and Ethics Committee of The Gambia. The verbal consent of the pregnant women to share their gestational age information with their husbands and to allow them to participate in their obstetric care was sought prior to sending participation invitation letters to their husbands. Each of the participants who were literates signed whilst those who were illiterates thumb printed free and informed consents before data collection. The consent form was reviewed and approved by the above mentioned Ethics Committees. Participants in the study were not paid to participate, nor were they otherwise compensated beyond the reimbursement for transportation expenses. Participants’ identities are not recorded in the research report and the information that they provided can never be linked to their identities. Privacy was ensured during the interviews, participants were interviewed individually, and those involved in the data collection were advised during their training to maintain confidentiality throughout the study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.