How to be Reasonably Sure a Client Is Not Pregnant
In order for nonmenstruating clients to be able to safely initiate their method of choice, Family Health International (FHI) developed a simple checklist entitled How to Be Reasonably Sure a Client Is Not Pregnant and known informally as the Pregnancy Checklist. The Pregnancy Checklist contains a series of questions to rule out pregnancy. These questions, based on criteria established by the World Health Organization (WHO) for determining with reasonable certainty that a woman is not pregnant, are also included in the COC, DMPA, IUD, and implant checklists. Although originally developed for use by family planning providers, the Pregnancy Checklist can also be used by other health care providers who need to determine whether a client could be pregnant.