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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.

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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.

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