Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers

Updated 3rd Edition 2018

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs and World Health Organization, 2018

460 pp. 8.1 MB

The 2018 edition of the Handbook includes new WHO recommendations that expand contraceptive choices. Also, guidance on starting ongoing contraception following emergency contraception is provided. An important message throughout is WHO’s recommendation that adolescent girls and young women are medically eligible to use any contraceptive method. In addition, the Handbook highlights opportunities for task sharing among providers to make contraceptive methods more available. This edition also includes the latest WHO guidance on hormonal contraception and HIV and advice for counselling clients at risk of HIV infection on their contraceptive choices.

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