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How to Be Reasonably Sure a Client is Not Pregnant

The checklist is based on criteria endorsed by the WHO to determine with reasonable certainty that a woman is not pregnant. Evaluation of the checklist in family planning clinics has demonstrated that the tool is very effective in correctly identifying women who are not pregnant. Furthermore, recent studies in Guatemala, Mali, and Senegal have shown that use of these checklists by family planning providers significantly reduced the proportion of clients being turned away due to menstrual status, and improved women’s access to contraceptive services.

Although the original checklist was developed for use by family planning providers, it can be used by other health care providers who need to determine whether a client is pregnant

Source: FHI360

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019