Developed collaboratively for clinic-based healthcare providers in developing countries, the Global Handbook offers the latest guidance on providing contraceptive methods. Since 2007, the World Health Organization has issued new or revised guidance on specific aspects of contraceptive choice and use. There have been a number of other important developments, too, concerning family planning methods; please see Summary of Major Changes from 2008 and 2011 Updates - Arabic (2007 edition)
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