family planning counsellor


Family planning counsellors provide support and counselling to adults and adolescents on issues such as reproduction, contraceptive methods, pregnancy or termination of pregnancy, in compliance with the legislation and practices. They also provide information about maintaining optimum health practices, sexual disease prevention and treatment recommendation referrals, working in collaboration with the professional doctors.

Alternative label

  • family planning advisor

  • sexual health lead

  • pregnancy advisor

  • reproductive health advisor

  • family planning clinic advisor

  • sexual health advisor

  • family planning social counsellor

  • senior sexual health advisor

Regulatory aspect

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