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One Key Question® (OKQ)

One Key Question® (OKQ)

OKQ is a fast and simple way to quickly elicit a client’s pregnancy intention. This approach asks the question:

“Would You Like to Become Pregnant in the Next Year?”

Given the complexity of pregnancy preferences, the use of timing alone might not be sufficient to understand a patient’s contraceptive needs and pregnancy intentions. However, OKQ is easy to learn and execute.

This approach will get the reproductive goals conversation started but requires continued exploration to fully understand the complexity of a client’s reproductive goals. The OKQ approach may be a good option for healthcare professionals, such as medical assistants, to use during client intake or screening to get a baseline of the client’s reproductive life goals and pass to the clinical provider for a further contraceptive (or pre-conception) counseling session.

Learn more about OKQ by checking out this OKQ FAQ and an overview of research related to the use of OKQ.

Power to Decide holds exclusive rights to One Key Question®. For more information and training opportunities, please visit their website.

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