Gender norms influence the ability of individuals, couples, and families to meet their desired family planning needs. This resource helps health care providers overcome biases and offer quality, gender-sensitive, transformative services to enable all clients to make voluntary and informed decisions about their family planning needs, improving both gender equality and reproductive health outcomes.
The children’s consent framework proposes standardized policies and practices to help providers, caregivers, and children navigate individual- and situation-specific decisions about who provides consent for HIV medical and social services or sharing of confidential HIV data.
Gender norms and power dynamics play a key role in HIV service delivery and whether or not individuals can access services and practice protective behaviors. This brief covers the approaches Project SOAR has used to integrate gender into their research and how those approaches effectively engage men, women, boys, and girls in HIV prevention and care.
This web feature outlines the best available information on the impact of the medicalization of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). It synthesizes quantitative data on trends over time, the relationship between medicalization and overall FGM/C prevalence, and qualitative data on provider and community perspectives.
The participation of adolescents, ages 10 to 18, in health research poses legal and ethical challenges, particularly when the research focuses on sexual and reproductive health. This document highlights some of these challenges and outlines how they may be addressed.