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.
Using data collected from a sample of 325 urban Ghanaian women (ages 15 to 24), this study examined associations between two adapted reproductive autonomy subscales—decisionmaking and communication—and women’s use of modern contraceptives at last sex. It concludes that the reproductive autonomy construct, particularly the decisionmaking subscale, demonstrates relevance for family planning outcomes among young women in Ghana and may have utility in global settings.
IRH, with support from the USAID-funded Passages project and members from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change, developed the SNET, a participatory guide and set of tools to translate theory into practical guidance to inform a social norms exploration.
This paper explores health care providers' biases regarding contraceptive use by adolescent and young adult women, drawing on a study of private health-sector health care facilities in South West Nigeria and how provider bias impacts quality of care and method choice.
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.
This new resource provides a rationale for why men and boys should be engaged in family planning (FP) efforts in cooperative ways that improve FP outcomes and facilitate women and girls’ agency. It provides a framework for implementing male engagement in FP programming that focuses on transforming inequitable gender norms while engaging men as users, supportive partners, and agents of change.