From the Global Handbook's Foreword:

"While current challenges to health throughout the world are many and serious, the need to control one’s own fertility probably touches more lives than any other health issue. It is crucial to people's well-being, particularly that of women—and fundamental to their self-determination.

How can this book help? By enabling health care providers to give better care to more people [...]

The World Health Organization (WHO) appreciates the many contributions to this book made by people from around the world. The collaboration to develop, by consensus, an evidence-based book of this scope and depth is a remarkable achievement."

Paul F.A. Van Look, MD PhD FRCOG
Former Director, Department of Reproductive Health and Research
World Health Organization