10. Dakkak, H. Reproductive Health Education Project - Jenin. Jerusalem: CARE and UNFPA, 1997: 110 pp.
Three separate reports are provided depicting preliminary results of two KAP studies (one female and one male sample) and a focus group (female) conducted in the Jenin area. The data will be used to inform a reproductive health education project in designing appropriate information, education and communication (ICE) strategies and health services. In the female KAP study, results indicate that there is strong support and demand for family planning by the majority of the respondents. Ninety-seven percent of the respondents need permission from their husband to go to family planning clinics, indicating that women have little control over their sexual and reproductive decisions. Therefore, the role of men in reproductive decision-making cannot be ignored. Among the men surveyed in the other KAP study, most are willing to participate in the Jenin community-based Reproductive Health Education Project. In the female focus group, some of the main findings include the fact that sixty-seven percent of the women had no medical insurance, and most of the women (forty percent) used only the intrauterine device as a family planning method. An underlying theme in all the reports is that male involvement and female empowerment should go hand in hand. However, male involvement should focus on social issues rather than only changing their knowledge and practice of family planning.