Knowledge about reaching men as clients of family planning services in today’s programming environment is still limited. This report reviews 47 current activities, programs, and evidence that affect men’s use of contraceptive methods. The review includes three methods that men use directly, namely condoms, vasectomy, and withdrawal, and one that requires their direct cooperation, namely the Standard Days Method. Evidence comes from: a review of published and grey literature documentation of interventions focused on men as users of contraception in low- and middle-income countries; and interviews with organizations and institutions that are conducting programming and research in the area of men as users of contraceptive methods. This review and synthesis of current work, along with recommendations for further implementation science research, highlights the need to engage men as family planning users in addition to efforts to address gender-based norms and behavior that hinder family planning use.
Hardee, Karen, Melanie Croce-Galis, and Jill Gay. 2016. "Men as contraceptive users: Programs, outcomes and recommendations," Working paper. Washington, DC: Population Council, The Evidence Project.
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