Table 1

Mapping of study interventions (reference numbers) across target populations in included studies (n=61)

Type of counselling intervention studiesTarget population
Women choosing methodWomen initiating methodAll FP service usersWomen undergoing abortionPostpartum womenNon-FP service usersCommunity-based
Digital decision-making tool 21 23 30–32 81
A+YW28 29:
Provider training and paper-based decision-making tool 25 33 34 36 26 60
Structured counselling on side effects 39–41 92
Tubal ligation scoring 42
Provider training in counselling, clinical and/or logistical skills 25 27 44–49 57 71
A+YW62:
Content of counselling 67 68 72
Provider training + telephone counsellingA+YW38:
Additional provider counselling (including motivational interviewing) 54 58
A+YW51:
Additional video counsellingA+YW53:
Telephone-based automated messages or counselling (additional or in lieu of face-to-face counselling)A+YW37: 55 56
Leaflet or video vs face-to-face counselling 69 70
Individual vs group counselling (with/out alternative timing) 20 22
A+YW52:
66
Number/timing of counselling sessions 63–65
A+YW61 93:
Patient coaching 50
Peer counsellingA+YW80:
Systematic contraceptive counselling 74–76
A+YW73:
Husband or couples counselling 43 59 77 78
A+YW79:
  • Numbers refer to study references.

  • A+YW, adolescents and young women (author definitions, upper limit <30 years old); FP, family planning.