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We love this #vintage ad from @FPACharity advocating getting educated on #familyplanning ! It is as important today as it has ever been. #WheresTheFP #TBT

Pig intestines used as condoms?!? See this and more of History's Worst Contraceptives here: https://t.co/JZHqdN401r #WherestheFP #TBT

The face of vulnerability is adolescent girls & key populations. We need to think about #SDGs & what it means to live w full dignity. Prevention implies access to information, timely respectful services & understanding we are in a time of crisis. @UNFPA
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We love the implant & all other forms of #contraception allowing millions to plan & space #pregnancies. How #empowering is that?! #WheresTheFP

Our wisdom: increasing access to #familyplanning helps women go further in their education, work & life! #WheresTheFP

A 16-year-old girl living with HIV asked for a hug. This is how people responded.

#AIDS2018

Leaving no one behind means placing women at the center of the decision-making spaces in the HIV response. https://t.co/kNhzGjBbrp #AIDS2018 @AIDS_Conference

Breaking out of our echo chambers: cutting through the noise with creative storytelling about HIV. https://t.co/BiKfwjh98k. #AIDS2018

Human rights are far more than just inspiring words. They are the foundations of our progress, indispensable for peace and sustainable development. https://t.co/a1HgGD42zS via @antonioguterres

📷 UN Photo/JM Ferré

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Men As Partners®

The vast majority of global reproductive health programming in developing countries involves educating women about issues such as maternal health care and family planning. But in many of these countries, men are the ones who wield decision-making power in the partnership when it comes to sexual relations or reproductive health—including when to have children, whether to seek health care, or whether to use protection during sex. EngenderHealth recognizes the importance of partnerships between women and men, as well as the need to reach out to men to help them share the responsibility for maintaining strong reproductive health.

EngenderHealth established its Men As Partners® (MAP) program in 1996. Through its groundbreaking work, this program works with men to play constructive roles in promoting gender equity and health in their families and communities.

How MAP Works
The MAP program uses many approaches to address gender inequalities, including:

  • Holding interactive, skills-building workshops that confront harmful stereotypes of what it means to be a man
  • Enhancing health care facilities’ capacity to provide men with quality care by training health care professionals to offer male-friendly services
  • Leading local and national public education campaigns, using murals, street theater, rallies, and media, which explore the theme of partnership
  • Building national and international advocacy networks to create a global movement

EngenderHealth has pioneered efforts to engage men and boys to promote gender equality and sexual and reproductive health. Beginning in South Africa, our award-winning Men As Partners® (MAP) approach has spanned more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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