Our Expertise

EngenderHealth is one of the leading international reproductive health organizations working to improve the quality of health care in the world’s poorest communities. We focus our work to improve quality, ensure rights, and bring lasting change to people and communities. For more information about our global work, visit www.engenderhealth.org.

Our Austin-based EngenderHealth’s United States Country Office works specifically to develop innovative, science-based programs and curricula to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for young people and delivers capacity-building training and technical assistance to youth-serving organizations and providers. We are committed to developing and supporting programs that engage young people as experts in their own lives and empower them to choose the life they want to live.

Our Work

EngenderHealth works to engage youth as partners with a focus on empowerment through education, professional development and leadership. Our work emphasizes the critical intersection of gender and health, focusing on the importance of using social justice approaches to address gender disparities that perpetuate negative health outcomes.Specifically, our programs prioritize youth development, teen pregnancy and intimate partner violence prevention and interventions focused on supporting marginalized communities.

Our programming addresses the following key areas:

  • Family planning
  • Maternal health
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Improving clinical quality
  • Advocacy and policy
  • Engaging men as partners
  • Adolescent sexual and reproductive health