Counsel High-Risk Clients

Risk factors to look out for in clients include:

  • Recent delivery/abortion
  • >4 pregnancies
  • >35 years old or <20 years old
  • Complicating medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart disease)
  • People living with HIV/AIDS
  • Having children with birth interval <2 years
  • Poor obstetric history, which is likely to recur in future pregnancies (e.g. postpartum haemorrhage, preeclampsia)

Identify eligible women (non-pregnant) while conducting clinics such as:

  • Young child clinics and paediatric wards
  • Maternity and postnatal clinics and wards
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Youths and Adolescent centers
  • Sexual Reproductive Health clinics (e.g. Cervical cancer , Post abortion care, Adolescent/Youth clinics)
  • Male clinics
  • Gender based violence clinics/ corners

You can also identify the eligible women while:

  • Conducting outreaches (Immunisation or Home visits)

Discuss with clients about reproductive choices and risk factors. Give special consideration to first time parents
and adolescents in provision of appropriate information on sexuality, family planning and family planning services:
types, benefits, availability and procedures.