Category: Family Planning

  • Checklists for Family Planning Services
    • The checklists focus only on the key steps in the entire procedure. As part of a training course, they are used to guide practice after a participant has become familiar with the procedure using a more detailed learning guide. Finally, they are the assessment tool used by the trainer to determine whether or not the participant has achieved competency in performing the procedure.
  • Contraception
    • By the end of the course, you will be able to answer the following questions what hormonal methods are currently available; how do hormonal contraceptives work; what are some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding hormonal contraceptives that need to be corrected; how effective are hormonal contraceptives; who is eligible to use hormonal contraceptives; what are possible side effects of hormonal contraceptives that clients should be counseled about; what are the benefits and risks of using hormonal contraceptives; what do programs need to do to meet the rising demand for hormonal contraceptives; what is community-based distribution of injectables and how can it be integrated into an existing health system; what are country programs doing to increase the access and quality of hormonal contraceptive services?
  • Contraception
    • Reducing Risks by Offering Contraceptive Services
  • Contraception for Special Circumstances
    • Contains information on special contraception circumstances such as adolescents, emergency contraception, postabortion contraception, postpartum contraception, women over 35 and women with medical problems.
  • Contraceptive Advances
    • Contains information on latest advances in contraceptives.
  • Counseling for Effective Use of Family Planning Part I
    • The curriculum builds on EngenderHealth's previous work in counseling, including Comprehensive Counseling for Reproductive Health: An Integrated Curriculum. At the same time, it responds to the identified gap in existing materials and fills the needs expressed by those in the field. The intended audiences for this curriculum are health care providers, their supervisors, and the managers of the programs in which they work. The counseling skills addressed here are expected to be relevant to the provision of both preventive and curative health services through the workshop participants' national health systems. Finally, the curriculum's participatory approach to defining terms and to generating profiles of potential clients is designed to assist trainees in addressing the realities and exploring the reproductive health priorities of their communities in a culturally appropriate manner. (2008)
  • Counseling for Effective Use of Family Planning Part II
    • The curriculum builds on EngenderHealth's previous work in counseling, including Comprehensive Counseling for Reproductive Health: An Integrated Curriculum. At the same time, it responds to the identified gap in existing materials and fills the needs expressed by those in the field. The intended audiences for this curriculum are health care providers, their supervisors, and the managers of the programs in which they work. The counseling skills addressed here are expected to be relevant to the provision of both preventive and curative health services through the workshop participants' national health systems. Finally, the curriculum's participatory approach to defining terms and to generating profiles of potential clients is designed to assist trainees in addressing the realities and exploring the reproductive health priorities of their communities in a culturally appropriate manner. (2008)
  • Counseling for Effective Use of Family Planning Part III
    • The curriculum builds on EngenderHealth's previous work in counseling, including Comprehensive Counseling for Reproductive Health: An Integrated Curriculum. At the same time, it responds to the identified gap in existing materials and fills the needs expressed by those in the field. The intended audiences for this curriculum are health care providers, their supervisors, and the managers of the programs in which they work. The counseling skills addressed here are expected to be relevant to the provision of both preventive and curative health services through the workshop participants' national health systems. Finally, the curriculum's participatory approach to defining terms and to generating profiles of potential clients is designed to assist trainees in addressing the realities and exploring the reproductive health priorities of their communities in a culturally appropriate manner. (2008)
  • Counseling for Effective Use of Family Planning Part: Appendices
    • The curriculum builds on EngenderHealth's previous work in counseling, including Comprehensive Counseling for Reproductive Health: An Integrated Curriculum. At the same time, it responds to the identified gap in existing materials and fills the needs expressed by those in the field. The intended audiences for this curriculum are health care providers, their supervisors, and the managers of the programs in which they work. The counseling skills addressed here are expected to be relevant to the provision of both preventive and curative health services through the workshop participants' national health systems. Finally, the curriculum's participatory approach to defining terms and to generating profiles of potential clients is designed to assist trainees in addressing the realities and exploring the reproductive health priorities of their communities in a culturally appropriate manner. (2008)
  • Family Planning 101
    • By the end of the course, learners will be able to describe the benefits of FP; define the unmet need for FP; discuss the importance of voluntary choice in FP programs and services; describe key attributes of FP methods;; describe most common short-acting methods of FP; describe most common long-acting and permanent methods of FP; discuss quality of, and access to, FP services; describe several key FP service delivery tools; discuss key elements of contraceptive security; describe FP considerations that are unique to the client with HIV, the postpartum client, the postabortion care (PAC) client, and the client who needs emergency contraception.
  • Family Planning Counseling
    • By the end of this course you will be able to identify the benefits of good family planning counseling, including increased contraceptive method continuation, increased client participation, and decreased method discontinuation; discuss the basic skills required for good family planning counseling, including identifying clients' needs, tailoring counseling, respecting clients' decisions, and practicing good interpersonal communication; identify examples of interventions that improved family planning counseling and discuss why they were effective; identify key family planning counseling tools and resources that support clients, providers, and programs.
  • Family Planning Policies and Programs
    • Introduces issues and programmatic strategies related to the development, organization, and management of family planning programs, especially those in developing countries. Topics include social, economic, health, and human rights rationale for family planning; identifying and measuring populations in need of family planning services; social, cultural, political, and ethical barriers; contraceptive methods and their programmatic requirements; strategic alternatives, including integrated and vertical programs and public and private sector services; information, education, and communication strategies; management information systems; and the use of computer models for program design.
  • Family Planning Programming—Elements of Success
    • After completing this course, you will be able to describe how supportive policies lay the groundwork for successful programs; research, monitoring, and evaluation guide program design and implementation; strong leadership helps strengthen programs and navigate change; to develop communication strategies that address clients' needs; to ensure that contraceptives are always available when clients need them; to find creative ways to staff programs and improve performance; to meet clients' needs and maintain medical standards; to expand access to services through a mix of service delivery points; to make services affordable to clients while ensuring financial sustainability; integrating services can increase efficiency and convenience.
  • Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers
    • This book offers clinic-based health care professionals in developing countries the latest guidance on providing contraceptive methods.
  • Family Planning: Let Women Choose!
    • Family planning is a way to plan the number of children you want, and to decide when you want to have them. If you decide to wait to have children or if you do not want children, you can choose among many different methods to prevent pregnancy. Family planning methods are also called child spacing methods, contraception, or birth control.
  • Hormonal Methods of IUD
    • By the end of this course, you will be able to answer the following questions what are the advantages and disadvantages of IUDs; what factors currently impede use of IUDs; how might IUD use be increased through better availability in country programs.
  • Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use
    • The goal of this document is to provide policy- and decision-makers and the scientific community with a set of recommendations that can be used for developing or revising national guidelines on medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use.
  • Other Family Planning Topics
    • Info on birth spacing, client assessment, counseling, family planning in reproductive health, men as partners in RH services.
  • Postpartum Family Planning
    • By the end of this course, you will be able to define stages of the postpartum period; define key terminology relevant to postpartum family planning; discuss the rationale for, and importance of, postpartum family planning; discuss contraceptive method considerations for the postpartum period; describe the elements of extended postpartum family planning that are different from family planning in general; discuss the role of integration in postpartum family planning programming; describe unique programmatic issues surrounding postpartum family planning; describe examples of postpartum family planning program integration.
  • Postpartum IUD Curriculum Trainer's Manual
    • This curriculum is a clinical course designed to train doctors who will perform postpartum IUD (PPIUD) insertions at their home institutions. This course emphasizes the information needed to provide safe and effective PPIUD services and provides for extensive practice time.
  • Role Plays
    • Role play scenarios involving family planning.
  • Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use
    • This document addresses ongoing controversies and inconsistencies regarding how to maximize the effectiveness of contraceptive methods and how to manage their side-effects or other problems during use.
  • Service Delivery Guidelines
    • Provide service providers at all levels with key information on all contraceptive methods commonly available. They are based on the most up-to-date knowledge and consensus opinions. Every effort has been made to harmonize the existing scientific information on family planning and published consensus documents published by WHO and USAID.
  • Standard Days Method
    • By the end of this course, you will be able to answer the following questions what is the SDM and how does it work; what are the advantages and challenges of the SDM; what factors facilitate or limit use of the SDM; how can the SDM and CycleBeads be made more available in country programs.
  • The Standard Days Method: A Simple Fertility Awareness-Based Approach to Family Planning
    • This 21-minute tutorial brings a Standard Days Method expert to the learner through a multimedia experience that includes an audio presentation, presentation graphics, closed-captioned and downloadable text transcript and resources, frequently asked questions and a self-grading quiz. Ideal for those interested in providing SDM services in their programs, the tutorial explains how the method works, its development, biological basis and contraceptive effectiveness, the service delivery process and how to incorporate the SDM into existing services.