WHO Tiered-Effectiveness Counseling Is Rights-Based Family Planning

Glob Health Sci Pract. 2015 Aug 12;3(3):352-7. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-15-00096.


Contraceptive effectiveness is the leading characteristic for most women when choosing a method, but they often are not well informed about effectiveness of methods. Because of the serious consequences of “misinformed choice,” counseling should proactively discuss the most effective methods—long-acting reversible contraceptives and permanent methods—using the WHO tiered-effectiveness model.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Contraception / methods*
  • Counseling / methods*
  • Family Planning Services / methods*
  • Human Rights*
  • Humans
  • Sex Education / methods*
  • World Health Organization*