Pregnancy Intention and Contraceptive Needs Interventions for Clinics (PICNIC)

Every clinical encounter is an opportunity to identify a patient’s contraceptive needs. Whatever the reason for the office visit, a simple inquiry about their pregnancy intentions can trigger a conversation with a provider about birth control options and pregnancy planning. Here you will find resources related to the approaches and implementation of pregnancy intention assessments.

To successfully implement a pregnancy intention and contraceptive needs interventions for clinics (PICNIC), we encourage you to check out our PICCK materials, including:

  • Pregnancy Intention and Contraceptive Needs Interventions for Clinics (PICNIC) Toolkit
  • Checklist for Champions: PICNIC
  • PICNIC Infographic
  • PICNIC Sample Protocols


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The Family Planning National Training Center provides a question flow chart and counseling skills handout for providers to use in...

Documents, External Links

An abstract for a study investigating the implementation of screening for family planning services at the point of primary care...

Documents, External Links, Our PICCKs

One Key Question from Power to Decide equips providers with a tool to have patient-centered counseling about pregnancy intention and...

External Links

We provide this checklist for Champions to help them ensure that all tasks and trainings in regard to Pregnancy Intention...

Toolkits and Guidelines, Our PICCKs

This flyer can help patients think about their pregnancy desires and if they want to talk to you about birth...

Documents, Our PICCKs

A review of the possible questions to conduct pregnancy intention assessment and how best to implement at your practice.

Toolkits and Guidelines, Our PICCKs

The PATH Framework focuses on Parenthood/Pregnancy Attitude, Timing, and How important pregnancy prevention is for a patient. This framework is...

Documents, External Links