Resources / Guide, Report

Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys

Year: 2017
June 14, 2018 Men and Boys, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly Health Services

The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys has been developed to support providers of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to increase the range and quality of services to meet the specific and diverse needs of men and adolescent boys. This package focuses specifically on the provision of such services integrated within clinical and non-clinical contexts and follows a gender-transformative approach. It covers men and adolescent boys in all their diversity and takes a positive approach to SRH, seeing this not just as the absence of disease, but the positive expression of one’s gender, sex and sexuality.

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Adolescent Boys and Young Men

Engaging them as Supporters of Gender Equality and Health and Understanding Their Vulnerabilities

Year: 2016
June 13, 2018 Gender Equality, Men and Boys, Sexual and Reproductive Health

This study of Adolescent Boys and Young Men highlights the importance of engaging adolescent boys and young men in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender equality. not only is this engagement essential to achieve the full equality of women and girls, it also positively impacts the lives of men and boys themselves. This paper establishes a conceptual framework for engaging adolescent boys and young men. It reviews current research on boys’ and young men’s specific risks and realities in relation to their general health status, violence, sexuality and sexual and reproductive health, media violence, sexual exploitation, and other vulnerabilities. it also discusses the implications of these issues on the lives of women and girls. The final sections review concrete ways to work with adolescent boys and young men on sexual and reproductive health services, comprehensive sexuality education, fatherhood and caregiving, and the elimination of violence against women and girls, as well as how a masculinity lens contributes to understanding youth violence prevention in general. Overall, this paper aims to underscore that girls and
boys stand to reap lifelong benefits when young men and boys are engaged in a more holistic approach to gender equality.

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Strengthening Civil Society Organizations and Government Partnerships to Scale Up Approaches

Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Year: 2016
June 12, 2018 Gender Equality, Men and Boys

This tool is a living document that provides guidance on good partnership practices that promote strong relationships between civil society organizations and government representatives on engaging men and boys in gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Its goal is to strengthen these partnerships in order to enable the scale up and/or institutionalization of evidence-based approaches to engaging men and boys.

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