Getting Ready for Male Reproductive Health Services: An Assessment and Implementation Toolkit

Type: Guide/toolkit
Date: January 2014


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Despite significant improvements in recent years, the disparity between family planning/reproductive health services for women and for men is still quite striking. Experience has taught us that all services and all clients — meaning females as well as males — benefit from conducting an assessment of male-friendliness, followed by development of a concrete action plan for change, involving all staff.

This toolkit addresses:

  • Essential elements for male-friendly services
  • Creating an assessment team
  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Tools to assess... environment, staff training needs and community partnerships
  • Implementation recommendations and strategies for managing change

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Table of Contents

  1. Click any of the black underlined headings and subheadings below to jump directly to that section of the toolkit.
  2. Click on the orange links below to download individual tools.

SECTION 1: GETTING STARTED

Background and Goals

Assessment Team

Data Collection and Analysis

SECTION 2: ASSESSMENT TOOLS

Tools At-a-Glance

Assessing Clinic Environment

Clinic Efficiency Assessment

Assessing Staff Training Needs

Assessing Community Partnerships and Outreach

FP Client Discussion Guides

Male Clients Male Clients (271 KB)

Female Clients Female Clients (290 KB)

SECTION 3: SO WHAT? NOW WHAT ?

Making Sense of it All

Tools for Change

The 5 Elements Model

SECTION 4: MAKING LASTING CHANGE

Training Activity: Benefits of Male Services

Training Activity: Increasing Comfort with Male Clients

Ongoing Monitoring: Effective Evaluation for Program Improvement

SECTION 5: SUSTAINING CHANGE

Sustainability Assessment Tool

Sustainability Planning

Increase Revenues Through Fees

SECTION 6: APPENDICES

Additional Resources

Sample Forms

Male Client Satisfaction Survey

Medical History Form for Male Clients

Infection Visit Charting Form for Male Clients

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