Programmatic Interventions in Reproductive Health Involving Men or Couples
Virtual meeting, 10 November 2020
Organizing committee: Stan Becker (Johns Hopkins University) and Neetu John (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health).
This working session was organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Couples' Reproductive Health and Fertility. The Panel had organized a prior meeting on "Research and Programs on Couples and Reproductive Health" on May 5th, 2020 and there was interest in having a second session specifically on family planning interventions involving men and couples. A call for abstracts was disseminated and five presentations were selected: two of these presentations are reviews of the literature and three are intervention studies from Africa and Asia.
In the future, the Panel plans to organize a debate on the usefulness (or not) of family planning programs allocating funds for efforts to involve men and/or husbands.
Chair: Stan Becker (Johns Hopkins University)
Members: Vissého Adjiwanou (Université du Québec à Montréal); Ambrose Akinlo (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife); Neetu John (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health); Trude Lappegard (University of Oslo); Maria-Coleta Oliveira (Universidade Estadual de Campinas); Abhishek Singh (International Institute for Population Sciences)