Husband School Teaches the Importance of Contraception in Niger – Women Deliver

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Husband School Teaches the Importance of Contraception in Niger


A study commissioned by UNFPA in Niger found that men often determined whether or not their female
relatives should have access to reproductive health services. This study inspired the creation of eleven Husband Schools in Niger’s Zinder Region, which aim to educate men on the importance of reproductive health and foster behavior change at the community level. As a result of the relationships formed between health workers and the men attending, the region has witnessed an increase in rates of safe delivery (in two regions they have more than doubled), contraception use and reproductive health services. Furthermore, many men are now attending the deliveries of their children, more deliveries are being assisted by skilled personnel, and more women are attending prenatal and postnatal consultations. Overall, there has been noticeable behavior change regarding contraception and reproductive health throughout the communities involved. Learn More >>

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