EngenderHealth's New York City office is its largest, and in addition to serving as our international base, supports a team of researchers and policy experts who advocate for sound reproductive health policy-both in the U.S. and abroad.
Within the United States, EngenderHealth works to educate key constituencies about the importance of U.S. government funding and policies supportive of international family planning and sexual and reproductive health.
EngenderHealth has been awarded a major grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to implement a Teenage Pregnancy Prevention project, called Gender Matters, that will engage youth in Austin, Texas, home to one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the country. Gender Matters is an innovative, science-based intervention designed to address a critical gap in teen pregnancy prevention programming in the United States-the impact of gender norms on the sexual and reproductive health behaviors of youth.
Additionally, in partnership with Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, EngenderHealth has started working with young men in two Los Angeles neighborhoods to question and redefine harmful gender norms in order to improve reproductive health and prevent violence against women.