This edition of Quality/Calidad/Qualité answers the following question: how can family planning programs understand and better serve the interests of men? The proposals in the article are derived from the experience of PRO-PATER, in São Paulo, Brazil, and briefly, from the activities of the Profamilia Men’s Clinic in Colombia. The experiences of both PRO-PATER and Profamilia suggest that, although the reproductive health needs of men may be different from those of women, they are still very interested. It is clear that there is abundant demand for high-quality services that offer convenience, confidentiality, information, attentive providers, and attention to reproductive health needs beyond contraception.
Rogow, Debbie, Judith Bruce, and Ann Leonard. 1990. "Man/Hombre/Homme: Meeting male reproductive health care needs in Latin America," Quality/Calidad/Qualité no. 2. New York: Population Council.