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Table 2 10 Key considerations in programming for men as family planning users

From: Are men well served by family planning programs?

• Provide information and services to men and boys where and when they need it
• Address gender norms that affect men’s use of contraceptive methods
• Improve couple and community communication
• Meet men’s needs while respecting women’s autonomy
• Link men’s family planning use with their desire to support their families
• Teach adolescent boys about pregnancy prevention and healthy sexual relationships
• Develop national policies and guidelines that include men as family planning users
• Scale up programs for men
• Fill the gaps through monitoring, evaluation, and implementation science
• Create more contraceptive options for men