Expanding Reproductive Options for Men
In 2015, Coordinators for International Men’s Day are inviting people all over the world to use International Men’s Day—Thursday, 19 November 2015—as an opportunity to work together to improve the lives of men and boys all over the globe.
This year’s International Men’s Day theme — “Working To Expand Reproductive Options for Men” —is designed to encourage cooperation in addressing reproductive issues that affect men and boys around the world, such as family planning, men’s limited number reproductive choices, sexual health, and safe sexual practices. We ask if consent to sex is also a consent to fatherhood, or alternatively of how we might improve men’s freedom to choose parenthood through cultural, legal, technological and educational avenues.
On International Men’s Day—Thursday, 19 November 2015—we are inviting people all over the world to host events and initiatives that include:
■ People from diverse backgrounds discussing male reproductive issues.
■ People discussing male reproductive issues unique to a culture or place.
■ Exploration of greater reproductive choices for men, such as;
– Research into new birth-control methods
– Paternity testing
– Family planning
■ Discussion of sexual health and safe sexual practices.
We look forward to people all over the world finding ways to work together that reflect the Six Pillars of International Men’s Day, which means:
– Working together to promote positive male role models
– Working together to celebrate Men’s positive contributions
– Working together to focus on Men’s health and well-being
– Working together to highlight discrimination against males
– Working together to improve gender relations and improve gender equality
– Working together to create a safer, better world.
Founded by men’s rights advocate Professor Thomas Oaster in 1992, and further popularized in 1999 by Jerome Teelucksingh, Ph.D., of the University of West Indies, International Men’s Day celebrates men and boys, and the unique issues they face. Observed in over 70 nations throughout our global village on 19th November of each year, International Men’s Day is the leading platform for highlighting men’s issues and their relevance for the wider culture.
For further information about International Men’s Day, visit the website at www.internationalmensday.co