Family Planning Methods

This web page contains links to external sites or documents which are not part of the TRP. This content has not necessarily been reviewed or approved by, and is not the responsibility of, the TRP collaborative team or any of its partners--WHO, USAID, UNFPA, JHU∙CCP, or the Knowledge for Health Project. However, we feel that it may be useful to anyone developing family planning training materials and curricula. 

IUD Guidelines for Family Planning Service Programs: A Problem-Solving Reference Manual, Third edition, revised to reflect changes in the World Health Organization’s Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2006 (IntraHealth, 2006): This learning package (reference manual, participants' handbook, trainer's notebook) includes the materials needed to conduct a competency-based, in-service training course for service providers.

Intrauterine Devices (IUD), second edition (Pathfinder International, 2008): This curriculum is designed to train physicians, nurses, and midwives in contraceptive counseling, the advantages and disadvantages of the IUD, eligibility criteria for its use, and insertion and removal of the IUD.
Minilaparotomy for Female Sterilization, An Illustrated Guide for Service Providers (Engenderhealth, 2003): Minilaparotomy played a major role in transforming female sterilization into a quick, highly effective, safe outpatient procedure that can and should be performed under local anesthesia.  
Training Course for Vasectomy Providers and Assistants, 2nd Edition (EngenderHealth, 2007): This clinical training course presents all of the information that both trained vasectomists and their assistants need to be able to provide safe and effective NSV services.  
IUD Guidelines for Family Planning Service Programs: A Problem Solving Reference Manual (JHPIEGO, 2006): In response to the resurgence of interest in the IUD, this reference manual and associated courseware provide the latest essential information to clinicians, clinic managers, and clinical trainers to improve the quality of IUD services available. This package is meant to be used to provide competency-based training to service providers. Http://
Contraceptive Technology Update Series - Intrauterine Devices (FHI, 2004): The purpose of this module is to meet the continuing educational needs of family planning practitioners, program managers, and policy makers in resource-constrained settings by providing up-to-date, evidence-based information on the IUD. Topics covered include a general overview of the IUD, client screening and counseling, insertion guidelines, and general managerial concerns related to IUD provision. FHI 360 has recently redesigned its website, and this resource is not currently available. We will link to it when we are able. 
Reproductive Health Manual for Trainers of Community Health Workers (Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA)):
Infection Prevention, Module 2 (Pathfinder International, 1997): Prepares providers to practice appropriate infection prevention procedures in order to reduce the risk of disease transmission during the provision of reproductive health services. It includes information on protective barriers such as handwashing, gloving and skin preparation as well as the processing of instruments and gloves.