Men in maternity study: Results from the pre-intervention survey of pregnant women and their husbands at the three interventions, and of only women at three control Employees' State Insurance Corporation dispensaries in Delhi, India: Preliminary findings
The Frontiers in Reproductive Health program, a USAID-funded project of the Population Council, is conducting an operations research (OR) study that investigates the effects of male participation in a new model of maternity care that is gender sensitive and provided at the primary-care level. The immediate objectives are to increase the use of family planning methods in the postpartum period and to promote STI primary preventive practices in men and women. The three-year study called Men in Maternity (MiM) is being conducted in South Africa and India. In India, the project is collaborating with the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). The MiM intervention is facilitating the inclusion of men in their wives' antenatal and postpartum care with couple and individual counseling during pregnancy and at six weeks postpartum. The data presented in this report is derived from the baseline survey conducted from November 2000 to November 2001 of pregnant women between 10 and 26 weeks of gestation who were attending antenatal clinics at the six ESIC dispensaries.
Mishra, Anurag, Leila Caleb-Varkey, Emma Ottolenghi, Anjana Das, Dale Huntington, and Susan E. Adamchak. 2002. "Men in maternity study: Results from the pre-intervention survey of pregnant women and their husbands at the three interventions, and of only women at three control Employees' State Insurance Corporation dispensaries in Delhi, India," FRONTIERS report of preliminary findings. New Delhi: Population Council.
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