Sexual and reproductive health around the globe often is viewed as a domain for women and girls because they bear the responsibility of contraception, yet due to stricter gender stereotypes, are not equally in charge of decision-making. In order to ensure sexual and reproductive health for all, an equal focus must be put on educating men and boys.
Now, for the first time, the International Planned Parenthood Federation and United Nations Population Fund have released a comprehensive set of care recommendations focused on men’s sexual and reproductive health. The publication is timely for International Men’s Day.
The report aims to help health care workers around the world strategically design programs, spaces and approaches to engage men and boys in improving, thinking about and taking a role in their sexual and reproductive health.
Arik V. Marcell, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a co-author on the new guide, is available to comment on the importance of male sexual and reproductive health, as well as the necessity for such a comprehensive global resource.
Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Package for Men and Adolescent Boys
Nov. 19, 2017
Arik V. Marcell, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health