The World Health Organization strongly encourages men to support women in receiving maternal healthcare. However, especially in developing countries, maternal healthcare has traditionally been viewed as solely a women’s issue. This study aims to understand how gender-based roles, psychosocial variation, and power relations are related to child delivery and postnatal care services.
Our training materials can be used to introduce a broad range of audiences and backgrounds to important concepts related to gender and health. Each training course focuses on one of five themes that complement the CORE Gender 101 agenda: Gender Integration, HIV + Sexuality, Safe Motherhood, Gender-Based Violence, and Constructive Male Engagement. The courses are designed to meet the geographic and technical needs of cooperating agencies, USAID Missions, and specific projects. Materials range from basics such as using a shared gender vocabulary and programmatic guidance, to user guides on how to conduct a gender analysis, to exercises for gender trainings. The trainings are geared to be used by anyone and with any audience, even those learning about gender for the first time!
Our popular Gender Integration Continuum framework is an important tool to assess how programs do (or do not) address gender and move them toward more gender-transformative actions. An updated User’s Guide for facilitating training on use of the continuum is available, along with other materials.
This analysis brings together, for the first time, comparative data from across the Americas on the state of Afrodescendant women’s maternal health. The document provides action-oriented recommendations to reduce maternal mortality and ensure the highest attainable standard of maternal health for girls and women of African descent in the Americas in the short and medium terms.
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.
This study examines the impact of Indonesia’s relatively new national health insurance on family planning, maternal health services, HIV treatment services, and other essential services.
This study linked men's and women's responses from 33 different countries regarding men's involvement in the health of their partners and children. It examined whether men having correct knowledge, positive attitudes, and supportive behaviors toward the health of their partners and children has any impact on specific reproductive, maternal, and child health outcomes.
Use of maternal health care can reduce maternal morbidity and mortality in countries like Bangladesh, where rates of these outcomes are high. Community characteristics are associated with use of maternal care services, this research investigates whether deviation from community norms is associated with service use.