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Engaging Men and Boys in Reproductive Health and Rights Globally

Prof Maria Lohan and Dr Eimear Ruane-McAteer present the findings of a systematic review of gender transformative interventions to involve men and boys to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Maria Lohan is working as a consultant to the World Health Organization Human Reproduction Programme.


She and team (Dr Avni Amin, Mr Rahat Khoshla, Dr Esther Reid, Dr Fiona Lynn, Dr Eimear Ruane-McAteer & Dr Jennifer Hanratty) recently published a systematic review of reviews relating to involving men, alongside women, in sexual and reproductive health. This included an evidence and gap map of systematic reviews.


Find WHO press release of research here.

Find published journal article here.


Find interactive maps of the evidence here


Maria and team (Dr Eimear Ruane-McAteer, Dr Kathryn Gillespie, Dr Avni Amin, Dr Áine Aventin, Dr Martin Robinson, Dr Jennifer Hanratty, and Dr Rajat Khoshla) are now undertaking a systematic review of intervention studies, in order to further guide the WHO agenda for research and programming with boys/men to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.