Family Planning Global Handbook

Source
Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs
Date of Publication
2018

The Global Handbook represents a collaborative effort to provide high-quality, up-to-date guidance for health-care professionals working in low- and middle-income countries.

The new edition includes information about available and new methods, including the LNG-IUD and implants, long-acting reversible methods; subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC), with the potential for self-injection; and the new progesterone-releasing vaginal ring for breastfeeding women. Other updates include:

  • Recommendations from other WHO guidance on topics such as intimate partner violence, task sharing, and serving clients with disabilities.
  • A new section on how family planning providers should respect, protect, and fulfill the human rights of their clients.
  • New job aids on whether to use the pregnancy checklist or a pregnancy test and on counseling women who want progestin-only injectables where HIV risk is high.
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