Men Stand Up uncovers young men’s stories of love, relationships, and family planning. Using participatory design and quantitative research methods, this project aims to understand influences on young men's decisions and behaviors towards sex and contraception. What we learn will inform creative, effective solutions to help couples plan their family size and their future.

 
 

 
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RESULTS

We conducted a mobile survey of 840 young men aged 18-24 years on knowledge, use and decision making related to family planning. Interactive voice response surveys were distributed randomly in Mali, Nigeria, India, and Kenya.

 
 
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MASCULINITY

How do ideas of masculinity impact decision-making in relationships and how does it influence family planning?

 

CONTRACEPTION

How are young men learning about and accessing contraception in their communities? 

 

LOVE 

How do young men’s experiences of love and vulnerability influence their behavior in relationships?

 

 
 

WHAT'S NEXT?

Young men are often the main decision makers about using contraception, but lack information, access and safe opportunities to learn about sexuality and relationships. To help young people make informed choices about their future family size, both young men and women need effective sex education and non-stigmatized access to contraception. Men Stand Up is elevating mens’ stories to inform better gender and health programs for all.

 

 

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

Read the full Men Stand Up report by clicking this link.