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Both men and women, including adolescents, are responsible for family planning. Both partners need to know about the health benefits of family planning and the available options.

Men and women, including adolescents, must take responsibility for preventing unplanned pregnancies. They should seek advice and have access to information from a trained health worker on the various methods and benefits of family planning.

Information can be obtained from a doctor, nurse, midwife, maternity centre or family planning clinic. In some places, a teacher, a youth organization or a women's organization may also be able to provide this information.