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Government of Nepal

Ministry of Health and Population

Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, Nepal

Family Planning Programme

Family Planning is one of the priority programs of Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health.  It is also considered as a component of reproductive health package and essential health care services of Nepal Health Sector Program II (2010-2015), National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan 2015-2021, Nepal Health Sector Strategy 2015-2020 (NHSS) and the Government of Nepal’s commitments to FP2020. In Nepal, FP information and services are being provided through government, social marketing, non-governmental organizations and private sectors. In government health system, currently, short acting reversible contraceptive methods (SARCs: male condoms, oral pills and injectable) are provided on a regular basis through primary health care centers (PHCC), health posts (HP) and primary health care outreach clinics (PHC/ORC). Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) provide information and education to community people, and distribute condom and resupply of oral contraceptive pills. Long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) services such as IUCD and implants are available only at limited number of hospitals, PHCCs and HPs where trained health care providers are available.


The family planning program provides the following services:

Free counselling, family planning commodities.

  • Permanent family planning methods
  • Vasectomy for male
  • Mini-lap for female
  • Long acting reversible contraceptives
  • Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD)
  • Depo-provera (administered by Auxiliary Health Workers, AHW)
  • Oral contraceptive pills  and condoms

Service Availability:

The services are available at all public institutions:

  • District hospitals
  • Primary Healthcare Centers
  • Health Posts
  • Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) also conduct community based programs for family planning

Eligibility criteria:

  • All Nepali citizens are eligible to receive the services provided under Family Planning Programme

Required documents:

  • No documents or certifications need to be presented to claim subsidies and services under this programme

If you wish to find out more about the program, contact any of the following health facilities nearest to you

  • District Health Office
  • District Hospital
  • Primary Health Care Centre
  • Health Posts

Program implemented by:

Family Health Division

Department of Health Services (DoHS)

Teku, Kathmandu

T : +977 1 4262063

F : +977 1 4251173

W: http://www.fhd.gov.np