Gender Competency for Family Planning Providers: Facilitating Positive Couples' Communication and Cooperative Decision Making is a 13-item module of a larger framework. This module assesses a provider's ability to facilitate positive couples' communication and cooperative decision making in their family planning service delivery.
Geographies Tested: Ghana,Uganda
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
1. Differences in control between a woman and a man in a relationship influences how I talk about family planning with a couple.
2. I can explain contraceptive methods that can be used by women or men alone, and those that require a partner's involvement.
3. I should only ask a client about their partner if the client mentions them first.*
4. When a client does not know how to discuss family planning with their partner, I can help them practice doing so.
5. When clients approve, inviting sexual partners to counseling about family planning is important, even if they aren't married.
6. I can encourage a female client to talk with her partner about family planning without compromising her ability to make her own decision.
7. I find it difficult to guide a discussion between a couple so that both partners are given equal attention.*
Strongly agree - 4
Agree - 3
Disagree - 2
Strongly disagree - 1
*Items are reverse scored.
The score of each individual item is added to create the total scale score. Score less than 22 are considered low gender competency. Scores 22-24 are medium competency and above 24 is high gender competency.
Andrinopoulos, K., McGuire, C., Namisango, E., Dako-Gyeke, P., Reisz, T., & Wisniewski, J. (2023). A provider self-assessment tool to measure gender competency for family planning services. https://www.data4impactproject.org/publications/gender-competency-tool-guidance/
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