Male Involvement in Sexual Reproductive Health

Author(s): Milly Kayanga
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Gender and Sexual/Reproductive Health
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Male involvement is sexual and reproductive health is affected by sociocultural-, demographic-, economic- and service delivery factors. The project draws attention to the lack of male involvement in sexual and reproductive health represented in high fertility rates and it includes issues like: communication problems and inadequate use of modern contraception. And it is due to lack of communication that men and women do not understand their joint responsibilities and how to become equal partners in public and private life. The project´s goal is to achieve greater involvement of males in family planning services and their shared responsibility regarding reproductive health by 2018 in Mayuge district in Uganda. And the above will be achieved through activities such as training of staff at family planning services, formation of male action groups, training of staff at family planning services, and training of couples in partner communication skills,. A baseline survey will be done at the start of the project and then annually including men at all times but their wives at certain time points. The project will be run by the Ministry of Health but in cooperation with agencies USAID, UNFPA and CEDOVIP.