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Engaging men and boys  in improving sexual and reproductive health and rights for all

An overview of systematic reviews and the Jack trial of schools-based Relationship and sexuality education

LSHTM Faculty of Public Health and Policy Seminar Series

Men and boys are the second sex in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). This is because the greatest deficits in SRHR lie in relation to women and girls, but also because men and boys are rarely focussed on as being part of the solution. The need to especially engage men and boys and to challenge gender inequalities is widely endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), amongst others. In particular, they advocate a gender-transformative approach to such programming which addresses gender inequality as part of health and education programming. 

In this seminar, Professor Lohan will explore the following three questions and research sources: 

  • Is there much evaluation research on male engagement in SRHR going on? Systematic review evidence on engaging men and boys 
  • What does it look like in practice? The Jack Trial of a gender-transformative relationship and sexuality education in the UK  
  • What might new fruitful research directions? An invitation to become involved in the WHO-led global research priority setting exercise on Masculinities and SRHR 

Speaker  

Professor Maria Lohan, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast @QUBSONM      

Maria Lohan is Professor of Social Science and Health at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast. She specialises in research on men, masculinities and sexual and reproductive health and rights. During the last three years she has been a consultant to the WHO leading a team to systematically review the evaluation evidence on male engagement in sexual and reproductive health and rights and is currently collaborating with WHO on a global research priority setting exercise for the field. She has also led the development and research trials of engaging adolescent boys and girls in gender-transformative relationship and sexuality education  

 

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