This unit contains approximately 16 hours (3 days) of training activities. 

Community Health Workers are trained to:

  • Define family planning and describe various methods of family planning.
  • Explain the advantages of family planning at the individual, family, and community levels.
  • Identify cultural and social barriers to practicing family planning.
  • Counsel individuals and couples about the benefits of family planning and how to choose an appropriate method of family planning.
  • Demonstrate to individuals and couples how to use male and female condoms correctly.
  • Explain the side effects and danger signs associated with various methods of family planning.
  • Administer Depo-Provera injections.