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Sexual and Reproductive Health Information and Services for Men Dangerously Lacking

• U.S. men spend an average of nearly 10 years being sexually active and unmarried.

• Only about 14% of U.S. men 15-49 make a sexual and reproductive health visit annually; young men who are at the greatest risk of unintended pregnancies and STIs are the least likely to make a sexual and reproductive health care visit.

• In Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in the United States, most men with more than one sexual partner did not use a condom the last time they had sex.

• The proportion of men 15-44 who know that condom use is a way of preventing HIV varies widely in developing countries—from 9% in Bangladesh to 82% in Brazil.


Preventing HIV/AIDS and Unintended Pregnancy Worldwide Requires Greater Attention to Men’s Health Needs

Attention to Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Overdue


“We know that sex and reproduction involve both men and women, but policymakers, health care providers and even men themselves are often not aware that men have sexual and reproductive health needs and that men can actively contribute to improving their partner’s and their own health.” -- Rachel Jones, Senior Research Associate

“The evidence clearly shows that men do need better information, counseling and clinical care, and that our failure to provide these services is jeopardizing efforts to fight STIs, including HIV, and reduce unintended pregnancies.” -- Akinrinola Bankole, Associate Director for International Research

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For More Information

Policy Analysis

Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Men Worldwide

Looking at U.S. Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs


The most comprehensive resource available on men’s sexual and reproductive health needs:

United States
Executive summary
(English) (Spanish)


Men in Latin America and the Caribbean

Men in Sub-Saharan Africa

Summaries and Tools

Fact sheet on the sexual and reproductive health of women and men

Presentation materials based on the reports

Media Contact

Rebecca Wind