Working with men on sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality

This Desk Review consequently aims to provide an overview of the status of men’s reproductive health, especially as it relates to HIV, in South Africa. The role which gender plays in impacting on both women’s and men’s health is a key aspect of this overview. The review frames the discussion in the context of sexual and reproductive rights and opens with a brief discussion of rights in the South African context. Moreover, it hopes to provide an overview of current research that addresses the needs of men in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, as well as providing an overview of current policy and guidelines which, explicitly or implicitly, address the reproductive health of men by addressing attitudes and behaviours.