3.5.4  H — Help them to choose a method

  • To help them choose a method of contraception, ask them about their plans and family situation. If they are uncertain about the future, begin with the present situation.
  • Ask what the spouse/partner likes and wants to use.
  • Ask if there is anything they cannot understand, and repeat information when necessary.
  • When the chosen method is not safe for them, explain clearly why the method may not be appropriate and help them choose another method.
  • Check whether they have made a clear decision and specifically ask, ‘What method have you decided to use?’

3.5.3  T — Tell them all about family planning methods

3.5.5  E — Explain how to use a method