2.1  Family planning services and service delivery modes

2.1.1  Family planning services

  • As a service provider you need to be able to describe family planning services. From your experience what are family planning services?

  • Family planning services are educational and comprehensive medical or social activities which enable individuals and couples to determine freely the number and spacing of their children, and to select the means by which this may be achieved. The service includes education, information, counselling, provision of contraceptive methods and referrals.

In Ethiopia, all categories of public health facilities provide family planning services on a daily basis by integrating them with other maternal and child health services. Generally, clients are not asked to pay for their contraceptives. They can get any service free of charge at public health institutions.

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 2

2.1.2  Service delivery modes