Sexual and reproductive health

Programming for male involvement in reproductive health

Report of the meeting of WHO Regional Advisers in Reproductive Health WHO/PAHO, Washington, DC, USA, 5–7 September 2001

World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Programming for male involvement in reproductive health

Publication details

Number of pages: 180
Publication date: 2002
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/02.3


This publication reviews and recommends current strategies for the involvement of men in programmes aimed at improving sexual and reproductive health. Topics covered include: programming for men in prevention and care of sexually transmitted infections; programming for men in family planning; programming for men in promoting safe motherhood; targeting men for improving the sexual and reproductive health of both partners; and lessons for future programmatic directions.