It is to resolve such knotty issues and foster peace in various homes that the School For Husbands was instituted in Mamboué, in the Houndé commune in western Burkina Faso.
Once a week, about 15 married men meet at the school or club for husbands to discuss family life, guided by a facilitator.
“Before the school for husbands was launched in the village, there was a lot of tension among members of my family.
When I get married, I will have many discussions with my wife about contraceptive methods and family planning,” pledged Sienimi Gnoumou, a 23-year-old farmer in Mamboué and a member of the future husbands’ club.
The Boni Health and Social Promotion Center (CSPS) in the Houndé health district has also seen the number of women using new contraceptive methods increase during the first quarter of 2019, in addition to about 10 husbands attending prenatal consultations during the second trimester of the pregnancy and during delivery.