Family Planning

A Global Handbook for Providers

offers clinic-based health care professionals in low- and middle-income countries the latest guidance on providing contraceptive methods.

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Handbook Announcement for 2021 that reviews the changes described in the accompanying text.

Following the publication of new recommendations on contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV infection, WHO and the Knowledge SUCCESS Project at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Communication Programs (CCP) are preparing a new, updated 2022 edition of the Global Handbook. This new edition will include two new chapters. One chapter will offer practical advice on providing family planning to women and girls in high HIV burden settings, and assure the Global Handbook remains in alignment with WHO recommendations. The other new chapter will focus on contraceptive service delivery considerations for frontline providers in the context of emergencies. The content will draw upon WHO’s adaptation of the SPR for humanitarian settings and learnings from the Ebola, Zika and COVID-19 pandemics. The methodology used to develop each of the new chapters can be found here.


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Do You Know Your Family Planning Choices? has been translated into eight languages, and more than 1 million copies have been distributed worldwide.