Engaging men and boys in changing gender-based inequity in health: evidence from programme interventions

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Inclure des hommes et des garçons dans la lutte contre les inégalités de genre en matière de santé
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Gary Barker
Christine Ricardo
Marcos Nascimento
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2007
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Geneva, Switzerland

This review assesses the effectiveness of programme interventions seeking to engage men and boys in achieving gender equality and equity in health. Research with men and boys has shown how inequitable gender norms - social expectations of what men and boys should and should not do - influence how men interact with their partners, families and children on a wide range of issues. These include preventing the transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive use, physical violence, household tasks, parenting and their health-seeking behaviour.

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