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Couples' Reproductive Health and Fertility

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(2018-2021)
Chair (s) 
Stan Becker (Johns Hopkins University)
Steering committee members 
Vissého Adjiwanou (Université Du Québec à Montréal)
Ambrose Akinlo (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife)
Neetu John (International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW))
Trude Lappegard (University of Oslo)
Maria-Coleta Oliveira (Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP))
Abhishek Singh (International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS))
Council Liaison 
Jean-François Kobiané (Université Ouaga I Pr Joseph Ki-Zerbo)
IUSSP Secretariat 
Paul Monet (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP))
Terms of Reference: 

The IUSSP Panel on couples’ reproductive health and fertility has an important role to play because the population and public health communities generally have too often ignored the couple context of reproductive health.  Including the male partner in reproductive health efforts could contribute to a reduction in the large unmet need for contraception in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere, could help narrow the gap in desired family size between spouses, could reduce transmission of HIV and other STIs, and could help further reduce infant, child and even maternal mortality. This panel aims to stimulate further research and public policy interest in a couple’s approach to reproductive health including fertility.

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