D.41 - Prevention and self-care in sexual and reproductive health in men

D.41 - Prevention and self-care in sexual and reproductive health in men
Promote prevention and self-care programmes for the sexual health and reproductive health of men.
Priority measure number
41

Comment

This measure is complementary to priority measure 11 on comprehensive sexuality education, priority measure 34 on sexual rights, priority measure 37 on access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, and priority measure 59 on broadening men’s access to sexual and reproductive health-related information, counselling and services.

Possible lines of action

1. Ensure that laws and regulations on sexual and reproductive health care include measures to promote prevention and self-care programmes for men. 2. Encourage men to take responsibility in sexual and reproductive health matters and in the reproductive care burden. 3. Earmark the necessary funding for upgrading and operation of sexual and reproductive health programmes targeted at men. 4. Create channels for men to participate fully in the formulation of sexual and reproductive health prevention and care plans and programmes. 5. Mount awareness raising and information campaigns to promote self-care by men in matters of sexual and reproductive health.

Related instruments, forums and mechanisms

Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 3 (“Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”), target 3.3 (“By 2030 end the epidemic of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, waterborne diseases, and other communicable diseases”), target 3. (“By 2030 reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCD) through prevention and treatment, and promote mental health and well-being”), target 3.5 (“Strengthen prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol”), target 3.6 (“By 2020 halve global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents”), and target 3.7 (“By 2030 ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes”).

Topic
D. Sexual and reproductive health