Key Counseling Materials

To assist providers in offering high-quality Standard Days Method® (SDM) counseling, the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University has developed a Job Aids Packet for providers, which includes a screening checklist and provider cue card. Research has shown that the SDM is easy-to-teach and easy-to-learn.

Developed by the Population Council and available on their website, the Balanced Counseling Strategy (BCS) is a practical, interactive, client-friendly counseling strategy that uses three key job aids (visual memory aids) for counseling clients about family planning. The BCS toolkit incorporates the latest international family planning norms and guidance as recommended by the World Health Organization. SDM, along with other fertility awareness methods, are included in this strategy.