Family Planning Methods and Counseling Resources

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, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), or the Knowledge for Health Project. However, we feel that it may be useful to anyone developing family planning training materials and curricula. 

Short Acting Contraceptive Resources:

Combined Oral Contraceptives



Progestin-Only Injectable Contraception (Injectables)

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARCs) Resources:

Contraceptive Implants

Intrauterine Devices

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. 

Emergency Contraceptive Resources:

Emergency Contraceptive Pills

Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPs) Training for Pharmacists

Fertility Awareness Method Resources:

Lactational Amenorrhea Method

Standard Days Method

Permanent Birth Control Method Resources:

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. 
No-Scalpel Vasectomy Curriculum, 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. 
Family Planning Counseling Resources:
Additional Resources:
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.
Virtual Contraception Consultation (ViC) (UNFPA and the East European Institue of Reproductive Health (EEIRH)): ViC aims to support countries to build institutional capacity in the area of rights-based family planning through an interactive learning package for evidence-based family planning, and is a direct response to a recommendation made in the 2012 UNFPA EECARO and IPPF-EN high-level meeting to "build that capacity of service providers (through pre- and post-graduate education, for instance through use of modern technology such as distance learning modules)".