Male Involvement

Extensive research from across world regions documents the importance of men and boys’ involvement in family planning, maternal health, prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and prevention of gender-based violence against women and girls. Males affect contraceptive and HIV/STI prevention decision-making, and may in some cases control it. Research demonstrates that males who are more controlling of reproduction and who engage in riskier sexual practices are also more likely to be physically and sexually abusive to their female partners. Our team engages in epidemiologic research to develop evidence-based models of intervention targeting men or boys and focused on gender equity as well as behavioral risk reduction; we also conduct rigorous evaluation of male-focused interventions, including those we develop, in South Asia and the United States.

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