This counseling tool was initially created as part of the Training Resource Package for Family Planning. It was further refined during the Technical Consultation on Community Counseling, a collaborative effort convened by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Population Council, and the United States Agency for International Development, July 2011 in New Delhi, India. The concepts included in this tool were drawn from several existing counseling tools including the Guide to Family Planning for Community Health Workers and their Clients developed by the World Health Organization, 2011, and The Balanced Counseling Strategy: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers, published by the Population Council, 2008. In 2018 the tool was updated to reflect the Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, published in 2015 by WHO. In 2019 it was updated to incorporate usability feedback from CHWs and clients after a field test in Uganda.