In this analysis, HP+ examines the policy environment for male engagement in family planning across 26 USAID priority countries for family planning. The in-depth analysis covers national reproductive health and policies for family planning and/or gender. HP+ presents findings from each country on how policies engage men and boys in family planning, categorizing countries as having a strong enabling environment, average enabling environment, or weak enabling environment and outlines critical policy enablers and barriers within and across countries. The report also offers priority policy actions that strengthen a supportive environment for engaging men and boys in family planning programs and services. Recommendations include: a call for family planning and sexual and reproductive health policies to position men more centrally as family planning clients; inclusion of strategies and protocols to establish a cadre of committed, well supported providers who can serve as champions for men as family planning clients; and a call to strengthen provisions to improve information and education that promotes male responsibility and the sexual and reproductive health needs and rights of women, men, and adolescents.
DeGraw, E. and E. Rottach. 2021. Male Engagement in Family Planning: Understanding Global Policy Barriers and Enablers. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.
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