The pro familia counselling centre Hanover has been committed to the topics of partnership, sexuality and family planning for over 55 years.

Our team consists of social workers, social pedagogues with various additional qualifications and a member of the administration.

Our counselling services are available to people of all sexes, ages and sexual orientations, in one-to-one or couple counselling. We are also available for further training and information events.

On request, you can receive anonymous advice. Our team is subject to confidentiality.


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We can advise you on the following topics:

  • Consultation for pregnancy
  • Psychosocial counselling before, during and after pregnancy .
  • Information and advice on social, financial and legal assistance, e.g. maternity leave, child benefit (Kindergeld, Kinderzuschlag), parental leave and benefit (Elternzeit und Elterngeld), unemployment benefit (Bürgergeld), child maintenance (Kindesunterhalt)
  • Application to the Federal Foundation "Mutter und Kind (Mother and Child)"
  • Counselling for young mothers and fathers
  • Consultation for prenatal diagnostics or after a finding
  • Counselling after miscarriage or stillbirth and after abortion
  • Legal advice on family law issues from lawyers

pregnancy conflict counselling

  •     legally prescribed counselling before an abortion according to §§ 218/ 219 StGB
  •     information on social, financial and legal assistance
  •     counselling after an abortion


  • Contraceptive counselling for all gender
  • Advice on sterilisation for all gender
  • information on cost coverage for contraceptives in Region Hannover

Here you can find our flyer

Our counselling services are available to people of all genders, ages and sexual orientations, either individually or as a couple. We are also available for further training and information events.

Sexual and relationship counselling*

  •     for sexual, partnership and psychosocial problems
  •     for questions about sexual orientation and gender identity
  •     for self-determined sexuality
  •     questions about sexual disorders, relationship problems, identity and self-image

Sexuality and ageing*

Pleasurable sexuality - together or alone - is important for many people and is independent of age. We can advise you on sexual and partnership issues and conflicts.

Sexuality and limitations*

We offer people with physical and/or mental disabilities and their relatives counselling on all aspects of self-determined sexuality. We are available for training courses for employees of institutions for people with disabilities.

Legal advice on separation and divorce*

We offer initial legal counselling by specialist family law lawyers to help you find your way through a separation or divorce.


* We charge a fee for this counselling service.


You can download our flyer on relationship and sexual counselling here.

Sexuality is an important aspect of human well-being, a basic need from childhood to old age and a human right. It is a lifelong individual learning process with changing questions and needs.

We support people of all ages sensitively and expertly on the path to self-determined sexuality. We work in a culturally sensitive manner and respect the diversity of gender identities and sexual orientations. By also considering problematic aspects of sexuality and relationships, our work contributes to the prevention of unwanted pregnancies, infections and sexualised violence.

We work on the following topics, among others

  •     Physical development
  •     Pregnancy and birth
  •     Sexual self-determination
  •     Contraception and self-determined family planning
  •     Feelings, needs and boundaries
  •     Love and partnership
  •     Gender roles and body images
  •     Diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities
  •     Prevention of sexualised violence
  •     Media and pornography
  •     Sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS
  •     Sexual and reproductive rights

Our group programmes are primarily aimed at

  •     schools
  •     youth centres
  •     Vocational schools
  •     universities
  •     Day care centres
  •     Disability and elderly care centres

We offer workshops for multipliers and are available as specialist speakers.

Here you can find our flyer

Pregnant? And you don't want anybody to find out?

We can also give you anonymous advice. If desired, you can have a confidential birth (Vertrauliche Geburt). We will accompany you. Please call us. You can contact our advice centre on 0511 36 36 06.

You can also find further information here:

The free help telephone offers support around the clock. Phone: 0800 40 40 020

We can lend you one of our contraceptive kits for your sex education event. The cases contain the most common contraceptives, an information folder and silk scarves with drawings of the sexual organs.

You can also borrow various plush models of sexual organs from the Paomi company for educational and illustrative purposes.

If you are interested, please contact us.

Region Hannover covers the costs of contraceptives and sterilisation for women and men who receive benefits under the Social Security Codes II and XII (Arbeitslosengeld II, Sozialhilfe) and the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act (Leistungen nach dem Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz)

You can find information and an application for cost coverage for contraceptives in the Hannover Region here:

If you live in the city of Hannover, please contact the

Amt für Soziales

Hamburger Allee 25

30161 Hannover

Phone 0511/ 168 424 72.

If you live in another municipality or city in the Region Hannover, contact your local Sozialamt.

If you have further questions or need support, please do not hesitate to contact us.