CHARM Male Engagement Family Planning Intervention Study Data; Thane District Maharashtra, India, 2012-2014

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  • Raj, Anita
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  • NIH
    • Award Number: RO1HD61115
  • DBT
    • Award Number: #BT/IN/US/01/BD/2010
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family planning
  • Abstract

    Despite ongoing recommendations to increase male engagement and gender-equity (GE) counseling in family planning (FP) services, few such programs have been implemented and rigorously evaluated. This study evaluates the impact of CHARM, a three-session GE+FP counseling intervention delivered by male health care providers to married men, alone (sessions 1&2) and with their wives (session 3) in India. Methods and Findings: A two-armed cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted with young married couples (N=1081 couples) recruited from 50 geographic clusters (25 clusters randomized to CHARM and a control condition, respectively) in rural Maharashtra, India. Couples were surveyed on demographics, contraceptive behaviors, and intimate partner violence (IPV) attitudes and behaviors at baseline and 9 &18-month follow-ups, with pregnancy testing at baseline and 18-month follow-up. Outcome effects on contraceptive use and incident pregnancy, and secondarily, on contraceptive communication and menâ¿¿s IPV attitudes and behaviors, were assessed using logistic generalized linear mixed models.
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  • India
  • Cites
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153190 (Text)
  • Cites
    DOI: 10.1186/s12978-016-0122-3 (Text)
  • Raj, Anita, Mohan Ghule, Julie Ritter, Madhusudana Battala, Velhal Gajanan, Saritha Nair, Anindita Dasgupta, Jay G. Silverman, Donta Balaiah, and Niranjan Saggurti. â¿¿Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluation of a Gender Equity and Family Planning Intervention for Married Men and Couples in Rural India.⿝ Edited by Paula Braitstein. PLOS ONE 11, no. 5 (May 11, 2016): e0153190.
    • ID: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153190 (DOI)
  • Yore, Jennifer, Anindita Dasgupta, Mohan Ghule, Madhusadana Battala, Saritha Nair, Jay Silverman, Niranjan Saggurti, Donta Balaiah, and Anita Raj. â¿¿CHARM, a Gender Equity and Family Planning Intervention for Men and Couples in Rural India: Protocol for the Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluation.⿝ Reproductive Health 13, no. 1 (December 2016).
    • ID: 10.1186/s12978-016-0122-3 (DOI)

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