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PROGRAMAS SOBRE MASCULINIDAD/ES
 



 

PROGRAMAS SOBRE LA/S MASCULINIDAD/ES

Colectivo de Hombres por Relaciones Igualitarias, CORIAC, México.

Established in 1993 as a collective for professionals to reflect and discuss men and masculinities. It has since evolved into providing programs for men in crisis whose partners are threatening to leave, are facing legal problems or are in therapy. Before entering the group participants undergo assessment interviews. If accepted they attend a 16-week training sessions that deals with the construct of masculinities, violence and more recently fatherhood. A second course is offered to those interested in working on negotiation skills, communication, listening, and compromise. In this course men talk about sexuality issues, including infidelity, sex and desire, domestic work and fatherhood. In the last two years CORIA has taken on some fatherhood initiatives including a Feria de Paternidad, a celebration of fatherhood.
 
 

Centro de Investigación Social, Tecnología Apropiada y Capacitación, CISTAC, Bolivia.

Started an initiative on male sexuality in 1995. It first did a study on male identity, collecting information through workshops, focus groups discussions, and in-depth interviews with 100 university students. Then produced a radio program on gender identity, male sexuality, and family planning. CISTAC recently began to conduct workshops for men aged 15 ?21. These are held in clubs, youth groups, and schools and are intended to help young men understand that they can choose to be responsible fathers.
 
 

Programa Universitario de Estudios de Género at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, PUEG/UNAM, México.

For the past 12 years, PUEG has designed and provided gender enrichment activities that include coordination and construction of gender research studies and various educational programs and projects. Javier Alatorre, coordinates a masculinity seminar that prepares eleven participants to design and construct research around topics of masculinity. Gloria Careaga coordinates another research seminar with 14 participants in Gender and Reproductive Health

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PROGRAMAS SOBRE LA SEXUALIDAD
 
 

Asociación Mexicana de Salud Sexual, AMSS, México.

AMSS has designed and implemented various professional workshops and trainings on sexuality. Participants have included therapists, schoolteachers, social workers, and medical personnel. Education strategies include a gender perspective, where stereotypes, emotions, communications, relationships are addressed.
 
 

Centro de Educaçao Sexual, CEDUS, Brazil.

Established in 1993, its mission is to promote sex education to youth-serving professionals, educators, and the general public; carry out relevant research related to sexuality education; serve as a clearinghouse for information on sexuality; train individuals in how to work in sexuality education; promote the dissemination of sex education in the media; and develop educational materials in the area of sexuality education.
 
 

Centro de Investigación Social, Tecnología Apropiada y Capacitacion, CISTAC, Bolivia.

CISTAC started an initiative on male sexuality in 1995. It first did a study on male identity, collectinf information through workshops, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews with 100 university students. Then it produced a radio program on gender identity, male sexuality, and family planning. CISTAC started to conduct workshops for men, aged 15-21. The 15-hour workshops are held in clubs, youth groups, and schools, and are to help young men understand that they can choose to be responsible fathers.
 
 

Estudos e Comunicaçao em Sexualidade e Reproduçao Humana, ECOS, Brazil.

Established in 1989 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The mission of ECOS is to promote and transform values and behavior related to sexuality, health and reproductive rights, and to do so in ways that help overcome discrimination based on gender, age, class, and race. ECOS produces print and video materials, conducts research, seminars and training workshops, and provides technical assistance.
 
 

Federación Mexicana de Educación Sexual y Sexología, FEMESS, México.

A coalition of 48 organizations working around sexual health issues. FEMESS is involved with advocacy work to bring sexual health issues to the media's attention. FEMESS and AMSS work closely in designing and implementing training programs.
 
 

Sistema Nacional de Promoción y Capacitación en Salud Sexual, SISEX.

Established in 1995, its mission is to use a gender perspective to improve the impact of community organizations' sexual health promotion, and HIV/AIDS/STDs prevention efforts. SISSEX has conducted several training sessions with a comprehensive approach to sexuality.

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PROGRAMAS SOBRE LA SEXUALIDAD PARA ADOLESCENTES

Centro de Orientación para Adolescentes, CORA, México.

CORA runs a comprehensive youth center, which provides sex education, family planning and other health and education activities. CORA has founded eight young men's clubs in Mexico City to bring young men together for group discussions. In addition to information about human reproduction and contraception, staff emphasizes values clarification, goal-setting and self-esteem.
 
 

Diseño, Implementación y Evaluación del Modelo Educativo: autocuidado de la fertilidad y la sexualidad para adolescentes medios, CEMOFPLAF, DES/MEC, ISR/UG, Ecuador 1995 - 1997.

This program teaches adolescents between the ages of 14-16 about fertility and sexuality. The goal is to increase their knowledge about physiological, anatomy, how to increase their self-esteem, their ability to observe themselves, genital hygiene, STDs, HIV/AIDS, and contraceptive methods.
 
 

Foundation for Studies and Research on Women, Argentina.

Sponsors workshops on sexuality for working class Argentinean boys and girls 11-22 years old in schools, clubs, institutions for minors, health facilities, and community centers. Workshops are complemented by additional workshops for parents, teachers, and other adults. At the end of a workshop young people produce songs, posters, drawings, and poems that reflect the educational content and are displayed in their communities. The use of a gender-sensitive male coordinator has increased the participation of adolescent males and provided them with a role model. Participants better accept gender-related issues when introduced by peer educators rather than adults. It was found that adolescents in rural areas are more sexually active than their urban counterparts.
 
 

Jornadas Comunitarias de Conversación sobre Afectividad y Sexualidad, JOCCAS, Chile.

Modelo educativo-comunicacional que responde a la necesidad de abrir en la comunidad espacios de diálogo y conversación entre jóvenes y adultos. Su propósito es movilizar a la comunidad en su conjunto para mejorar los servicios en salud, entregar información, producir comunicación sobre el tema de la afectividad y la sexualidad, y formar redes de apoyo en beneficio de los(as) adolescentes y sus familias. Se implementan como un gran evento masivo que sucede en tres días, durante los cuales los participantes tienen la oportunidad de vivir un proceso centrado en el aprendizaje, en tres sesiones de 90 minutos cada una: una de problematización, otra de información y una tercera de discernimiento y reflexión para la acción.

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SERVICIOS DE ETS/VIH/SIDA

Asociación Pro-Bienestar de la Familia, APROFAM, Guatemala.

APROFAM opened a separate STD treatment clinic in 1991. Staff in the family planning and STD clinics received special training and the clinics offer separate services. Family Planning clients who indicate they are concerned about having an STD or HIV or show signs of an STD are referred to the STD clinic for diagnosis and treatment. They fill in the gap left by family planning services wich, because they working at full capacity, do not have the time to devote to personal education, sexual perspective; and STDs.
 
 

COIN Avancemos Project, Dominican Republic.

Reaches male clients of commercial sex workers through bimonthly workshops and follow-up visits with bar and brother owners and theater skits for male clients.
 
 

CONASIDA, México.

A division of the Mexican government's Secretary of Health provides a variety of AIDS related services including research, awareness campaigns, and education. The media campaign about condom received lukewarm reviews from adolescents, because they felt the campaigns did not talk openly enough. CONASIDA is working amidst strong opposition both from PROVIDA, Mexico's anti-choice organization, and the church. Cardinal Rivera has asked CONASIDA to write a warning on condoms that say they "do harm" to the user.
 
 

PROFAMILIA, Colombia.

PROFAMILIA Assessed whether AIDS education, including more attention to condom distribution, would hinder the primary work of the agency's family planning program, and whether a mass media campaign about AIDS prevention would have a negative impact on the public's perception of condoms and of PROFAMILIA in general. After adding AIDS-prevention lectures and radio message campaign, and increasing condom distribution to its community-based projects, surveys indicated PROFAMILIA met an important need without hurting its primary mission of providing family planning services.
 
 

Sociedad Civil de Bem-estar Familiar do Brasil, BEMFAM, Brazil.

BENFAM is training its entire staff, including drivers, in general STD/AIDS information, with in-depth training planned for 140 staff members who have contact with clients. The training includes: comfort with sexual language; clarification of values; sexual development; defining sexual and reproductive health; exploring clients' sexual life and risk perception; gender, power, and sexual relations; safe sex; and family planning from.

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PROGRAMAS DE SALUD REPRODUCTIVA PARA HOMBRES

Asociación Pro-Bienestar de la Familia, APROFAM, Guatemala. 

Founded in 1964, APROFAMs mission is to offer and promote family planning, offering services such as: counseling on family planning and use of contraceptives, sale of contraceptives, IUD insertion, papanicolau smears and pregnancy tests, sterilization for men and women, and sperm analysis for vasectomy clients.
 
 

Centro de Inverstigacion sobre Fertilidad y Esterilidad, CIFE, México.

This organization offers worksite talks and brochures to publicize vasectomy services offered by a private physician.
 
 

Clínica PROFAM para el Hombre/ Social Marketing Project, México.

PROFAM undertook an 18-month study to test the effectiveness of a social marketing strategy that used billboards to promote services in the community; test the effectiveness of the press to promote services exclusively for males; assess the effectiveness of a male promoter to promote vasectomy in the workplace, and to carry out an analysis of the psychological and social characteristics of the men requesting services at the clinic. 886 men contacted the clinic, 46 percent were interested in vasectomy; 19 percent actually received a vasectomy. 66 percent learned about services through billboards, 18 percent through newspapers. The workplace promotion failed to generate a significant demand for services. Promotional costs were high - $41/contact for billboards.
 
 

Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social, IMSS/ Reproductive Health Division, México.

IMSS has been providing male reproductive services since 1983. Vasectomy centers associated with obstetric centers have been particularly successful in improving access to men. The Community Health Division is responsible for STD campaigns. Condoms are not included in family planning documentation. Hormonal methods, the IUD, and surgical contraception are the only methods included in contraceptive use reporting. Condoms are seen only as protection against STDs and are not formally promoted as contraception. Men's involvement in family planning seems limited to vasectomy. It forbids men from attending births, but allows them to attend counseling sessions and group workshops on prenatal care.
 
 

MEXFAM, Partner Promoter Program, México.

The partner promoter program started in 1995, and is currently running in four states. Couples, working as reproductive and sexual health promoters, give five talks separately to men and women in their community and in their presentations with joining the males and females for discussion. Puppets and storytelling poster cards are some of the tools used in these presentations. They help participants feel at ease and are an appealing part of the program.
 
 

MEXFAM, Center for Health Care Services for Men, México.

Established in 1987 it provides information, counseling on sexual and reproductive health, general health care and other services. It services men in factories, police departments, the armed services, and Alcoholics Anonymous.
 
 

PROFAMILIA, Colombia.

PROFAMILIA pioneered the first vasectomy program in Latin America in 1970. More recently it conducted an Operations Research study to determine which characteristics of the male clinic model are essential to attracting male clients. Results show that the clinics with male only sessions performed a higher monthly average of vasectomies than traditional female-oriented clinics. Experimental clinics performed twice as many vasectomies per month as control clinics. Clients of male-context clinics were not more satisfied with services or vasectomy as method, compared with clients of the female-context or control clinics. Employees of the male-context clinic did not rate vasectomy as a more important method, compared with other clinic employees. The male clinics have completely distinct sets of areas to receive men and women separately. They have specialized personnel and offer male-oriented services: vasectomies, STD treatment, general medical services, urology services, minor out-patient surgery. The program is 74% self-sufficient. The CYP is U.S. $1.40. Other lessons learned from the program are: counseling is needed to identify men's needs, staff has to address men's complex needs, separate services are useful but not essential to reach men, couples must be involved in counseling, outreach activities and media promotion increase male participation, strong leadership within an organization is needed to initiate men's services, clinic spaces must promote a positive image about men's services, staff must explore what a gender perspective means in relation to reproductive health services, lessons an organization learns from working with men can be applied to women's services; an international exchanges help organizations improve their services.
 
 

Promoçao da Paternidade Responsavel, PROPATER, Brazil.

Founded in 1980, PROPATER inaugurated a male oriented health and sexuality clinic in Sao Paulo in 1981, and opened a second one, aimed at lower socioeconomic groups, in 1998. The activities offered include: visits to factories to speak to workers and distribute written non-technical articles about vasectomy in factory newsletters; 10-week advertising campaign in weekly and monthly television and magazines for men; special mailings to doctors, social workers and other professionals. As a results of these activities 40 million people were reached through the initial 3-minute television broadcast and attendance doubled in the month following the broadcast. After the 10-week print promotion, the mean number of clients increased by 60 percent. The number of vasectomies performed per day increased 54 percent. The promotion cost per CYP is $9.30. The promotional cost of $93 per additional client is about the same as the cost of the vasectomy itself.

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