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Arabic

  • Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers – Arabic

    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)

  • Summary of Major Changes from 2008 and 2011 Updates - Arabic

    Since Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers was first published in 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. Such changes have been incorporated into new printings of the Global Handbook in 2008 and 2011.

  • Wall Chart - Arabic

    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.

Chichewa

  • Wall Chart - Chichewa

    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. (Chichewa is spoken in Malawi.)

Farsi

  • Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers - Farsi

    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)

  • Summary of Major Changes from 2008 and 2011 Updates - Farsi

    Since Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers was first published in 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. Such changes have been incorporated into new printings of the Global Handbook in 2008 and 2011.

  • Summary of Major Changes from 2008 and 2011 Updates- Farsi

    Presents new or revised guidance on contraceptive choice and use and other developments in family planning methods since the Handbook was published in 2007.

French

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

    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.

  • Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers - French

    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. (2011 edition)

  • Summary of Major Changes from 2008 and 2011 Updates - French

    Since Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers was first published in 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. Such changes have been incorporated into new printings of the Global Handbook in 2008 and 2011.

  • Wall Chart - French

    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.

  • Chapter 1- Combined Oral Contraceptives (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 2- Progestin- Only Pills (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 3- Emergency Contraceptive Pills (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 4- Progestin-Only Injectables (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 5- Monthly Injectables (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 6- Combined Patch (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 7- Combined Vaginal Ring (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 8- Implants (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 9- Copper-Bearing Intrauterine Device (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 10- Levonorgestrel Intrauterine Device (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 11- Female Sterilization (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 12- Vasectomy (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 13- Male Condoms (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 14- Female Condoms (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 15- Spermicides and Diaphragms (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 16- Cervical Caps (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 17- Fertility Awareness Methods (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 18- Withdrawal (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 19- Lactational Amenorrhea Method (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 20- Serving Diverse Groups (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 21- Sexually Transmitted Infections, Including HIV (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 22- Maternal and Newborn Health (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 23- Reproductive Health Issues (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

  • Chapter 24- Family Planning Provision (French)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into French.

Hindi

  • Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers - Hindi

    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. (2011 edition)

Portuguese

  • Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers - Portuguese

    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. (2007 edition)

  • Summary of Major Changes from 2008 and 2011 Updates - Portuguese

    Since Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers was first published in 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. Such changes have been incorporated into new printings of the Global Handbook in 2008 and 2011.

  • Wall Chart - Portuguese

    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.

Romanian

  • Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers – Romanian

    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 - Romanian (2007 edition)

  • Summary of Major Changes from 2008 and 2011 Updates - Romanian

    Since Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers was first published in 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. Such changes have been incorporated into new printings of the Global Handbook in 2008 and 2011.

Russian

  • Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers – Russian

    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 - Russian (2007 edition)

  • Summary of Major Changes from 2008 and 2011 Updates – Russian

    Since Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers was first published in 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. Such changes have been incorporated into new printings of the Global Handbook in 2008 and 2011.

  • Wall Chart - Russian

    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.

Spanish

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

    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.

  • Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers - Spanish

    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. (2011 edition)

  • Summary of Major Changes from 2008 and 2011 Updates - Spanish

    Since Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers was first published in 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. Such changes have been incorporated into new printings of the Global Handbook in 2008 and 2011.

  • Wall Chart - Spanish

    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.

  • Chapter 1- Combined Oral Contraceptives (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 2- Progestin-Only Pills (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish

  • Chapter 3- Emergency Contraceptive Pills (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 4- Progestin-Only Injectables (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 5- Monthly Injectables (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish

  • Chapter 6- Combined Patch (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 7- Combined Vaginal Ring (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 8- Implants (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 9- Copper-Bearing Intrauterine Device (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 10- Levonorgestrel Intrauterine Device (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 11- Female Sterilization (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 12- Vasectomy (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 13- Male Condoms (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 14- Female Condoms (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 15- Spermicides and Diaphragms (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 16- Cervical Caps (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 17- Fertility Awareness Methods (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 18- Withdrawal (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish

  • Chapter 19- Lactational Amenorrhea Method (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 20- Serving Diverse Groups (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 21- Sexually Transmitted Infections, Including HIV (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 22- Maternal and Newborn Health (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 23- Reproductive Health Issues (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

  • Chapter 24-Family Planning Provision (Spanish)

    Individual chapter of the handbook translated into Spanish.

Swahili

  • Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers - Swahili

    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 - Swahili (2007 edition)

  • Summary of Major Changes from 2008 and 2011 Updates - Swahili

    Since Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers was first published in 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. Such changes have been incorporated into new printings of the Global Handbook in 2008 and 2011.

  • Wall Chart - Swahili

    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.

Tajik

  • Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers – Tajik

    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. (2008 edition)

  • Wall Chart - Tajik

    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.