Male Reproductive Health Institute

Dates: 2007-2008

States: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

Client(s): US Department of Health and Human Services

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: Family Planning & Reproductive Health

Website: http://www.region8familyplanning.org


Given the different attitudes and expectations that men and women have toward health care, it is apparent that involving men in their own care requires a different approach from that which has been successful with women in family planning clinics. Equally, many family planning clinics that have traditionally focused services on females require improvements in customer service to achieve gender parity.

In order to increase males' participation in reproductive health care activities, focused training is necessary to assist Region VIII Title X grantees in developing and refining approaches to draw men into Title X family planning services. JSI worked with the Regional Health Administrator (RHA) and the Region VIII Office of Family Planning (OFP) to plan and conduct a one day Male Reproductive Health Institute.