Template C: Explanation of family planning methods

Universal & Adaptable Information, Education & Communication (IEC) Templates on Family Planning Template C is a chart describing different family planning methods. It shows the different types of family planning methods, their level of protection against pregnancy, and their level of protection against sexually transmitted infections.

Variations 1 to 4 of each version show men, women and children with different region-specific features. In the universal versions, the characters have no distinguishing features.

The rating scale used is of stars and umbrellas (courtesy of Hesperian Foundation). You can add your own scale for protection if there are more context-appropriate images. In settings where not all family planning services in the table are available, you may also wish to remove those methods that are not accessible or obtainable.

The interactive templates are available with English, Arabic, Burmese, Somali and Swahili text, and also in blank (no-text) form for you to add the appropriate local language. Each template includes a space for you to include your agency logo and/or map of where community members can access your family planning services.

Click on the image for the English Word document; all of the other options to download are linked to the right. If you click on the text, images or image boxes, you will be able to edit, add or delete language as necessary. All of these icons can be moved to any section of the page. The blank templates are also editable by clicking on the images, image boxes and blank text boxes.

Template C, Variation 1

Interactive Word version with English text
Interactive Word version with Burmese text
Interactive Word version with no text

Template C, Variation 2

Interactive Word version with English text
Interactive Word version with Swahili text
Interactive Word version with no text

Template C, Variation 3

Interactive Word version with English text
Interactive Word version with Arabic text
Interactive Word version with no text

Template C, Variation 4

Interactive Word version with English text
Interactive Word version with Somali text
Interactive Word version with no text

Template C, Universal Version

Interactive Word version with English text
Interactive Word version with Burmese text
Interactive Word version with Swahili text
Interactive Word version with Arabic text
Interactive Word version with Somali text
Interactive Word version with no text