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There cannot be #UHC without #SRHR. Now is the time to work with governments & communities to build fairer health systems that provide critical, gender-transformative sexual & reproductive #HealthForAll.

➡️What we're doing: http://bit.ly/EH-WHD-21

#WorldHealthWeek #HealthEquity

NEW: We are excited to launch 132 interactive country profiles with the latest evidence on the benefits of investing comprehensively in sexual and reproductive health care. Check them out and let us know what you think! https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2021/guttmacher-institute-releases-sexual-and-reproductive-health-profiles-more-130 #SRHR #AddingItUp

During the @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium, Lucie Nyamarushwa, EngenderHealth's Burundi Country Representative, reflects on how our Men as Partners (MAP) approach aims to transform gender relations and eliminate gender-based violence.

➡️ Learn more about MAP: http://www.engenderhealth.org/our-work/gender/index/

💡 At the @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium session on engaging men to end #GBV, Dr. Vandana Sharma discussed how the Unite for a Better Life program challenged gender norms through a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. 🇪🇹☕️

➡️Learn more about UBL here: http://www.uniteforabetterlife.org

🌍 For #WorldHealthWeek, our new blog reflects on how EngenderHealth and other #SRHR organizations can help build fairer health systems. #HealthForAll

💡 Check out “Building Back Fairer: Supporting Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health” ➡️ http://bit.ly/EH-WHD-21

📢 Happening now! Register here for the Zoom link (select April 8, 9 AM event): http://bit.ly/EH-Ubuntu

Recorded but not revealed? Read our new piece in @LancetGH, exploring what our data tracker shows about the relationship between sex and gender, country income level, and #COVID19
@aphrc @ICRWAsia

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https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(21)00170-4/fulltext

In our #WorldHealthDay blog Dr. Singal and myself highlight 3 approaches @EngenderHealth takes when supporting countries #BuildingBackFairer health systems to realize #UHC #SRHR in a #COVID19 world
#healthequity #HealthForAll @WHO @womeninGH @HRPresearch https://www.engenderhealth.org/2021/04/07/building-back-fairer-supporting-universal-access-to-srhr/

Congratulations to Dr. Harriet Birungi, Dr. @thoaidngo, and @Pop_Council on an exciting organizational transition! EngenderHealth looks forward to collaborating with both of these phenomenal global health leaders in their new roles.

TOMORROW, April 8: Join @EngenderHealth, @RutgersID, and @HarvardChanSPH at the @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium to discuss #gender-transformative approaches to ending #GBV in Ethiopia🇪🇹, Burundi🇧🇮, and Indonesia🇮🇩.

Register here: http://bit.ly/EH-Ubuntu (select April 8, 9 AM event)

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Vasectomy

For more than six decades, EngenderHealth has been a leader in expanding access to high-quality vasectomy services in 39 countries. While vasectomy is widely available, safer, simpler, less expensive, and just as effective as female sterilization, it is far less commonly used.

When couples are given a range of options, vasectomy may prove to be the preferred method for those who do not want to have more children—particularly in developing countries, or in areas where limited resources and access to health services make it more difficult to use contraceptive methods (like the pill or injectables) that require regular health visits.

EngenderHealth pioneered “no-scalpel vasectomy,” a technique that is less invasive than traditional vasectomy, is more comfortable for clients, and has fewer complications. Importantly, this procedure enabled a wider range of providers–not just physicians–in varied health care settings to offer the method. In many countries where EngenderHealth works, no-scalpel vasectomy is now the most common type of vasectomy offered.

While we continue to improve the skills of health care professionals in providing vasectomy, EngenderHealth also recognizes the need to reach out to prospective male clients with accurate information. To counter pervasive myths and rumors about vasectomy, the organization led a successful communications campaign in Ghana called, “Get a Permanent Smile,” which included television and radio ads on vasectomy, an informational “hotline,” and community outreach. This campaign was then successfully adapted in Honduras and Bangladesh, raising the number of vasectomy users in all three countries.

EngenderHealth has a number of resources on vasectomy, including guides and training resources for medical professionals.

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