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Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers

Developed collaboratively for clinic-based healthcare providers in developing countries, the Global Handbook offers the latest guidance on providing contraceptive methods. For additional information, please visit our About page. (2009 edition)


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Wall Chart

Do You Know Your Family Planning Choices?, also called the Family Planning Wall Chart, was adapted from the Handbook and contains key information for clients about contraceptive methods and options.


A Guide to Family Planning for Community Health Workers and Their Clients

This flip-chart is a tool to use during family planning counseling or in group sessions with clients. It can help your clients choose and use the method of family planning that suits them best; give you the information you need for high-quality and effective family planning counseling and care; and help you know who may need referral.