The association 'Mengangs' has been founded in Finland in order to study the masculine role in a changing world. It holds public lectures and organizes small groups to help men themselves to clarify their role and functions in life. It promotes 'fatherhood clinics'. The aim is not a 'new fatherhood' but a step-by-step' diversification of the father's role. There are many experiments going on in Finland with men and father groups, particularly in the area of co-parenting.
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