Programming Models And Approaches

© 2012 Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI, Courtesy of PhotoshareFamily planning programs can take a number of approaches to providing female and male sterilization services. For example, female sterilization can be offered postpartum, postabortion, or during the interval between a birth and another pregnancy. Female sterilization and vasectomy services can be made available in a variety of service delivery settings, including hospitals, clinics, and even mobile clinics. And, in many cases, task sharing can be employed so that different types of providers can offer services related to sterilization, including counseling.

The publications in this section of the Toolkit offer information on these various service delivery models, provide evidence supporting the practice of task shifting, or task sharing, to expand access to permanent contraceptive methods, and set forth guidance for implementing the delivery of female and male sterilization services.