Number and/or percent of preservice education institutions that incorporate family planning in their curricula
The number or percent of preservice education (PSE) institutions in a defined area (i.e., region, country, or subnational division) that incorporate family planning (FP) information and service-delivery guidelines in their curricula. The topics in PSE curricula should be selected based on the FP and other health needs of the country using the curricula.
As a percent, this indicator is calculated as:
(Number of PSE institutions in a defined area that incorporate FP in their curricula/Total number of PSE institutions in that same defined area) x 100
This indicator can be disaggregated by type of institution (e.g., public or private) and cadre of graduates.
Document review at PSE institutions
Interventions that are advocating for FP instruction in PSE institutions can use this indicator to track the incorporation of FP material in preservice curricula for health providers.
This indicator cannot determine the quality, accuracy, or completeness of the FP content in the curricula.