Training Modules: Contraceptive Methods

  • Progestin-Only Injectable Contraception (Injectables)

    Note, October 2017: The WHO has released its revised Medical Eligibility Criteria and Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in 2015-16. Links are below. The TRP module will be updated to reflect those changes by early 2018. Please consult the revised WHO documents for changes in the interim.

    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").

    Learning Objectives

  • Combined Oral Contraceptives (COCs)

    October 2017: The WHO has released its revised Medical Eligibility Criteria and Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in 2015-16. Links are below. The TRP module will be updated to reflect those changes by early 2018. Pease consult the revised WHO documents for changes in the interim.  

    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

    Note, October 2017: The WHO has released its revised Medical Eligibility Criteria and Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in 2015-16. Links are below. The TRP module will be updated to reflect those changes by early 2018. Please consult the revised WHO documents for changes in the interim.

    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)

    Note, October 2017: The WHO has released its revised Medical Eligibility Criteria and Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in 2015-16. Links are below. The TRP module will be updated to reflect those changes by early 2018. Please consult the revised WHO documents for changes in the interim.

    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

    Note, October 2017: The WHO has released its revised Medical Eligibility Criteria and Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in 2015-16. Links are below. The TRP module will be updated to reflect those changes by early 2018. Please consult the revised WHO documents for changes in the interim.

    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.

  • Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)

    Note, October 2017: The WHO has released its revised Medical Eligibility Criteria and Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in 2015-16. Links are below. The TRP module will be updated to reflect those changes by early 2018. Please consult the revised WHO documents for changes in the interim.

    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.