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Programming Along the Life Course: Men and Boys as Family Planning Users

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Join USAID, the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project and the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) for a webinar to highlight the importance of tackling gender norms and inequities that act as barriers to men and boys’ use of contraception.

To join: https://connect.johnshopkins.edu/men_boys_fp_users/

Webinar objectives:

  • Describe the evolving reproductive health needs of boys and men as contraceptive users at different stages along the reproductive life course

  • Examine the gender dimensions of programming for boys and men as family planning (FP) users along the life course, including through both social and behavior change and service delivery approaches

  • Provide a snapshot of interventions that use various approaches to engage boys and men as family planning users and highlight how gender dynamics were addressed in programming

  • Encourage a stronger focus on men and boys as FP users, as part of as part of comprehensive approaches to increase modern contraceptive prevalence rates within countries

Presenters:

  • Tim Shand, Deputy Director, PASSAGES PROJECT, Georgetown University, Institute of Reproductive Health (IRH)

  • Dominick Shattuck, Senior Research Officer, IRH

  • Tom Ellum, Outreach Channel Director, Marie Stopes International (MSI)

**Note: This webinar will use Adobe Connect Voice Over IP. There is no dial-in number for the webinar. Please avoid using the Chrome browser, as it is often problematic with Adobe Connect.

Photo: © 2015 Pijush Chakraborty, Courtesy of Photoshare

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