Project Example

NORMAL Counseling Tools for Menstrual Bleeding Changes

Fears and misconceptions around menstrual changes associated with some contraceptive methods often contribute to discontinuation and non-use of contraception. Although amenorrhea or reduced bleeding can have important non-contraceptive health and lifestyle advantages, these potential benefits are often not emphasized in counseling sessions. To address this gap in counseling, FHI 360 and Population Services International (PSI) co-developed the NORMAL counseling tools to guide health care workers in counseling family planning clients on bleeding changes associated with the use of hormonal contraception and the copper intrauterine device.

The suite of tools includes a facility-based tool, community-based tool, and training slides.

Source: FHI 360

Date of Publication: September 1, 2022