Sexual and reproductive health

Decision-making tool for family planning clients and providers

A resource for high-quality counselling

World Health Organization. Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Image of the flipchart

Publication details

Number of pages: 244
Publication date: 2005
Languages: Chinese, English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 92 4 1593229


  • Tool
    (pdf and ppt files)

This flipchart is a decision-making aid for clients, a job-aid and reference manual for providers; and a training resource. With one page for the client and a corresponding page for providers, it has helpful pictures, key points and detailed reference information covering 14 family planning methods. It includes medical eligibility criteria, side-effects, when to start and how to use each method.

Adaptation materials

Training materials

  • Training guide
    doc, 1.44Mb

    The training guide for the Decision-Making Tool contains three training modules to be used by programme managers and trainers who are introducing the tool into their programmes. The core module introduces the tool to providers and trains them in how to use it. There are 2 supplementary modules that train providers on (1) counselling and communication skills and (2) a contraceptive technology update.


The CD-ROM contains materials to help programmes managers to introduce the Decision-making tool into their family planning programme.