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.
This module aims to provide program implementers with a better understanding of how gender-based attitudes, norms, roles, and behaviors may affect health-seeking behaviors and health outcomes in the program area.
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.
Female health workers in Senegal juggle full-time jobs—often to posts far from home--and family duties. These responsibilities can exacerbate interpersonal and family conflict and negatively impact the services they provide to their clients. The Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Affairs recognizes the need to be more responsive to gender inequality, including violence and discrimination, in the workplace, and aims to integrate gender equality in the health sector’s human resources management.
Health care providers' biases regarding the provision of contraceptives to adolescent and young adult women may restrict women's access to contraceptive methods and affect quality of care. This article encourages interventions that address underlying sociocultural beliefs that create a barrier to proper reproductive health care.