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Working session on


Programmatic Interventions in Reproductive Health Involving Men or Couples


ZOOM, Tuesday 10 November 2020, 16:00-17:30 UTC

(11-12:30 am EST / 17-18:30 CET)


This working session is organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Couples' Reproductive Health and Fertility.


Organizing committee: Stan Becker (Johns Hopkins University) and Neetu John (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health).



  1. Welcome (2-3 min)
  2. Five contributed presentations, including Q+A for each (60 min)
  3. Discussant (10-15 min)
  4. General discussion (10-15 min)
  5. Closing (2-3 min)



  • Karen Hardee (What Works Association, United States)
    A Long Way to Go: An Analysis of the Proposed Engagement of Men and Boys in 13 Family Planning Country Implementation and Action Plans

  • Aishwarya Sahay (International Center for Research on Women, India)
    Engaging Young Men and Couples in Family Planning Programs through a Gender Transformative Approach

  • Anita Raj (University of California, San Diego, United States)
    The CHARM2 Intervention (Counseling Husbands & Wives to Achieve Reproductive Health and Marital Equity)

  • Anne Laterra (CARE USA)
    Engaging Husbands of Married Adolescents in Bangladesh and Niger: Formative Research and Programmatic Experience from the IMAGINE project

  • Kexin Zhang (Boston University, United States)
    Exploring User-Centered Counseling in Contraceptive Decision-Making: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Urban Malawi

  • Ilene Speizer (Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)



Those interested in participating in this online meeting must register in advance.

IUSSP Scientific Panel on Couples' Reproductive Health and Fertility:

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)