Scaling Up Reproductive Health Services for Men
Council researchers collaborated in Bangladesh to expand and document the integration of male family planning and reproductive health services from eight to 40 Health and Family Welfare Centers.
A collaboration among the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), the Institute of Child and Mother Health, and FRONTIERS, this project (formally titled "Creating the Conditions for Scaling Up the Integration of Reproductive Health Services for Men in Health and Family Welfare Centers in Bangladesh") aimed to expand and document the integration of male family planning and reproductive health services from eight to 40 Health and Family Welfare Centers (HFWCs).
The project also identified programmatic issues and operational problems in scaling up the intervention; built the capacity of the MOHFW and the delivery system; and made systematic changes for expanding the program, thereby creating the conditions for scaling up the intervention at the national level. The project included a cost analysis for scaling up the intervention to understand the financial implications for the program. The objective is to increase access to family planning and reproductive health services for men, as well as their partners, through HFWCs.
Integration of male and female reproductive health services in Bangladesh with an emphasis on increasing male participation and awareness (abstract) (PDF)
Hossain,Sharif Mohammed Ismail; Rob,Ubaidur; Khan,M.E.; Al-Sabir,Ahmed; Alam,Mohammed Ahsanul
Population Review 43(2): 88-100
Publication date: 2004
Location: Bangladesh (Dhaka)
Duration: 9/2005 - 1/2007
Population Council researchers:
Bangladesh Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP)
Bangladesh Institute of Child and Mother Health
Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare