Couple Engage is a two-year (2018- 2020) project led by ICRW, in partnership with Vihara Innovation Network and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project seeks to test approaches on male engagement for spacing methods in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar using an evidence-driven approach through literature review and human-centered design. This research brief presents insights from the evidence review undertaken in the first phase of the project.
By highlighting the motivations for and barriers to male engagement in a domain that has historically been perceived as a woman’s task and burden, this review presents a synthesis of learnings and seeks to build evidence as well as a practice base on approaches and strategies for effectively
engaging men and couples in family planning.
The evidence-driven hypotheses shared through this review could be tested to engage men and couples in gender-equitable family planning decision-making.
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