Key Resources

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Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers (2011 update). This book serves as a quick-reference resource for all level of health care workers. It provides practical guidance on delivering family planning methods appropriately and effectively.
The Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (4th edition 2010). This resource provides guidance on whether people with certain medical conditions can safely and effectively use specific contraceptive methods.
Decision Making Tool for Family Planning Clients and Providers, World Health Organization (WHO) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Center for Communication Programs. Baltimore, Maryland, INFO and Geneva, WHO, 2005. This  in a comprehensive counseling flip chart that can be used by all types of providers who counsel clients of family planning methods.
A Guide to Family Planning for Community Health Workers and Their Clients, World Health Organization 2012, Geneva, WHO, 2005. This simple counseling tool was adapted from WHO’s Decision Making Tool for Family Planning Clients and Providers.
Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use. Second Edition, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva: WHO, 2004; updated 2008. This guide provides guidance on how to provide contraceptives, with the goals of maximizing effectiveness and managing side effects and other problems.