Director Karen Hardee Featured on FP2020’s Family Planning Voices
Karen Hardee, Senior Associate and Project Director, The Evidence Project, Population Council
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
We tend to think of community health workers as women going to meet women in the community. But having male and female community health workers, men are able to talk to husbands or partners, not just with the message of, “You need to support your wife or partner to use family planning,” but, “What’s your responsibility? Maybe you could use a method. What information do you need to be comfortable with family planning and maybe to use family planning yourself?” I think we’re beginning to see those types of experiences.