Training Modules

  • Progestin-Only Injectable Contraception (Injectables)

    Important Note, September 2015: The WHO has released the full revision to its Medical Eligibility Criteria, and expects to release revisions to the Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in 2016. This module will be updated to reflect those changes once the Selected Practice Recommendations are available. You may still use the existing TRP resources, but in the meantime, please consult the MEC Executive Summary, the revised MEC Wheel, or the full Medical Eligibility Criteria for important changes.

    This module was developed for use in training physicians, nurses, and midwives and other health care providers allowed to provide Progestin-Only Injectable Contraception ("injectables").

    It is designed to actively involve the trainees in the learning process. Sessions include:

    • PowerPoint presentations
    • Simulation skills practice in the form of role plays, discussions, case studies and practice, and 
    • Clinical practice using objective competency-based skills checklists.
  • Benefits of Family Planning

    This module is designed to be used by clinical trainers and pre-service educators with a thorough understanding of adult learning principles and the ability to provide clinical training on FP topics in pre-service or in-service settings.

  • Combined Oral Contraceptives (COCs)

    Important Note, September 2015: The WHO has released the full revision to its Medical Eligibility Criteria, and expects to release revisions to the Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in 2016. This module will be updated to reflect those changes once the Selected Practice Recommendations are available. You may still use the existing TRP resources, but in the meantime, please consult the MEC Executive Summary, the revised MEC Wheel, or the full Medical Eligibility Criteria for important changes.

    This module on Combined Oral Contraceptives (COCs) is designed for the providers in developing countries who most often are tasked with providing FP services—primarily nurses and nurse-midwives, as well as primary care physicians—and assume trainees will have at minimum a nurse’s level of clinical training. Although the module can be used for Community Health Workers (CHWs), they would need basic literacy skills.

  • Condoms - Female

    This module on Female Condom is designed for the providers in developing countries who most often are tasked with providing FP services—primarily nurses and nurse-midwives, as well as primary care physicians—and assume trainees will have at minimum a nurse’s level of clinical training. Although the module can be used for Community Health Workers (CHWs), they would need basic literacy skills.

  • Condoms - Male

    This module on Male Condoms is designed for the providers in developing countries who most often are tasked with providing FP services—primarily nurses and nurse-midwives, as well as primary care physicians. It assume trainees will have, at minimum, a nurse’s level of clinical training. Although the module can be used for Community Health Workers (CHWs), they would need basic literacy skills.

  • Contraceptive Implants

    Important Note, September 2015: The WHO has released the full revision to its Medical Eligibility Criteria, and expects to release revisions to the Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in 2016. This module will be updated to reflect those changes once the Selected Practice Recommendations are available. You may still use the existing TRP resources, but in the meantime, please consult the MEC Executive Summary, the revised MEC Wheel, or the full Medical Eligibility Criteria for important changes.

    The Implants module is designed for the providers in developing countries who most often are tasked with providing FP services—primarily nurses and nurse-midwives, as well as primary care physicians—and assumes trainees will have a minimum level of clinical training.

  • Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECP)

    Important Note, September 2015: The WHO has released the full revision to its Medical Eligibility Criteria, and expects to release revisions to the Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in 2016. This module will be updated to reflect those changes once the Selected Practice Recommendations are available. You may still use the existing TRP resources, but in the meantime, please consult the MEC Executive Summary, the revised MEC Wheel, or the full Medical Eligibility Criteria for important changes.

    This module on Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECP) is designed for the providers in developing countries who most often are tasked with providing FP services—primarily nurses and nurse-midwives, as well as primary care physicians and in some cases pharmacists—and assumes trainees will have at minimum level of clinical training. The training materials are designed to be used by clinical trainers and pre-service educators with a thorough understanding of adult learning principles and the ability to provide clinical training on ECPs in pre-service or in-service settings.

  • Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPs) Training for Pharmacists

    Important Note, September 2015: The WHO has released the full revision to its Medical Eligibility Criteria, and expects to release revisions to the Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in 2016. This module will be updated to reflect those changes once the Selected Practice Recommendations are available. You may still use the existing TRP resources, but in the meantime, please consult the MEC Executive Summary, the revised MEC Wheel, or the full Medical Eligibility Criteria for important changes.

    This module is designed to be used by clinical trainers and pre-service educators with a thorough understanding of adult learning principles and the ability to provide clinical training on FP topics in pre-service or in-service settings.

  • Family Planning Counseling

    This module was developed for use in training physicians, nurses, and midwives and other health care providers who will provide routine FP Counseling.

  • Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)

    Important Note, September 2015: The WHO has released the full revision to its Medical Eligibility Criteria, and expects to release revisions to the Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in 2016. This module will be updated to reflect those changes once the Selected Practice Recommendations are available. You may still use the existing TRP resources, but in the meantime, please consult the MEC Executive Summary, the revised MEC Wheel, or the full Medical Eligibility Criteria for important changes.

    This module for IUDs is designed for the providers in developing countries who most often are tasked with providing FP services—primarily nurses and nurse-midwives, as well as primary care physicians—and assume trainees will have at minimum a nurse’s level of clinical training.

  • Lactational Amenorrhea Method

    This module on the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) is designed for the providers in developing countries who most often are tasked with providing FP services—primarily nurses and nurse-midwives, as well as primary care physicians—and assumes trainees will have at minimum level of clinical training. 

  • Standard Days Method (SDM)

    This module is designed to be used by clinical trainers and pre-service educators with a thorough understanding of adult learning principles and the ability to provide clinical training on FP topics in pre-service or in-service settings.

  • WHO’s Family Planning Guidance Documents and Job Aids

    This module is designed to be used by clinical trainers and pre-service educators with a thorough understanding of adult learning principles and the ability to provide clinical training on FP topics in pre-service or in-service settings.