To strengthen policy approaches to engage men and boys in family planning, HP+ presents a policy framework for male engagement and examples of how the framework can be applied to strengthen the enabling environment for male engagement. The framework is organized around men’s and boys’ three overlapping roles in family planning: as contraceptive users, as supportive partners for family planning, and as agents of change. It includes 27 policy provisions that influence men’s and boys’ participation in family planning and seven principles for male engagement. The framework can be used as a resource for policymakers to design policies that support male engagement in family planning. It can also be used as a policy analysis tool to identify strengths and gaps in global, national, and subnational policy environments related to male engagement.
Rottach, E. and E. DeGraw. 2021. A Policy Framework for Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning Programs and Services. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus. USAID DEC: PA-00X-M5G
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