Pregnancy Advice and Option Hotline
Country of Operation
- Marie Stopes International in CambodiaNot-for-profit
SummaryPregnancy Advice and Option Hotline is an initiative implemented by Marie Stopes International Cambodia since 2010 to improve the knowledge and awareness of sexual and reproductive health among Cambodian people, especially among reproductive age groups.
Despite large leaps in the evolution of information technology, information on sexual and reproductive health remains mostly inaccessible to people, mainly young girls, whose right to sexual and reproductive health information is often restricted by contextual cultures and family. As a result, the purpose of establishing the Pregnancy Advice and Option Hotline channel is to promote wide access to sexual and reproductive health information through the establishment of a call center which reproductive age groups may call discreetly.
Key program components
Pregnancy Advice and Option Hotline reaches the young women and men of Cambodia through the establishment of a call center where individuals may seek advice on sexual and reproductive health via free-of-charge calls. Call-in staff are trained in family planning and reproductive health issues and receive and respond to the sexual and reproductive health questions and problems of on-air clients Monday to Friday. In addition, staff orients and advises callers to seek health care at qualified public or private public facilities.
Maria Stopes International, through its staff and networks, distributes leaflets containing information on the hotline services throughout the country.