In this analysis, HP+ examines the policy environment for male engagement in family planning in Bangladesh, focusing on young men and adolescent boys 15–24 years of age. The report presents findings on how policies engage men and boys in family planning, how implementation of those policies influences male engagement, and priority policy actions that strengthen a supportive environment for engaging men and boys in family planning programs and services. Recommendations include a call to strengthen family planning policies to explicitly engage men and boys in family planning, including the removal of policy barriers for unmarried adolescents to access family planning services, increased capacity to develop and implement male engagement policies across all levels of the health system, and strengthening the accountability mechanisms in Bangladesh related to male engagement.
DeGraw, E., E. Rottach, and S. Parveen. 2021. Male Engagement in Family Planning: Understanding Policy Implementation Barriers and Enablers in Bangladesh. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus. USAID DEC: PA-00X-FNK
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