Progestin-Only Injectables

Key Points for Providers and Clients Bleeding changes are common but not harmful. Typically, irregular bleeding for the first several months and then no monthly bleeding. Return for injections regularly….

Spermicides and Diaphragms

Spermicides Key Points for Providers and Clients • Spermicides are placed deep in the vagina shortly before sex. • Require correct use with every act of sex for greatest effectiveness….

Female Condoms

Key points for Providers and Clients • Female condoms help protect against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Condoms are the only contraceptive method that can protect against both pregnancy and…

Family Planning Provision

Importance of Selected Procedures for Providing Family Planning Methods Class A: Essential and mandatory in all circumstances for safe and effective use of the contraceptive method. Class B: Contributes substantially…

Male Condoms

Key points for Providers and Clients • Male condoms help protect against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Condoms are the only contraceptive method that can protect against both pregnancy and…

Female Sterilization

Key points for Providers and Clients • Permanent. Intended to provide life-long, permanent, and very effective protection against pregnancy. Reversal is usually not possible. • Involves a physical examination and…

What Is A Vasectomy

Key points for Providers and Clients • Permanent. Intended to provide life-long, permanent, and very effective protection against pregnancy. Reversal is usually not possible. • Involves a safe, simple surgical…

Levonorgestrel Intrauterine Device

Key Points for Providers and Clients • Long-term pregnancy protection. Very effective for 5 years, immediately reversible. • Inserted into the uterus by a specifically trained provider. • Little required…

Copper-Bearing Intrauterine Device

Key Points for Providers and Clients • Long-term pregnancy protection. Shown to be very effective for 12 years, immediately reversible. • Inserted into the uterus by a specifically trained provider….

Reproductive Health Issues

Key points for Providers and Clients Postabortion Care • Fertility returns quickly, within a few weeks, after abortion or miscarriage. Women need to start using a family planning method almost…

Serving Diverse Groups

Key Points for Providers and Clients Adolescents • Unmarried and married youth may have different sexual and reproductive health needs. All contraceptives are safe for young people. Men • Correct…

Lactational Amenorrhea Method

Key Points for Providers and Clients • A family planning method based on breastfeeding. Provides contraception for the mother and best feeding for the baby. • Can be effective for…

Combined Vaginal Ring

Key Points for Providers and Client • Requires keeping a flexible ring in the vagina. It is kept in place all the time, every day and night for 3 weeks,…

Combined Patch

Key Point for providers and Clients • Requires wearing a small adhesive patch. Worn on the body every day and night. A new patch is put on each week, for…

Monthly Injectables

key Points for Providers and Clients • Bleeding changes are common but not harmful. Typically, lighter monthly bleeding, fewer days of bleeding, or irregular or infrequent bleeding. • Return on…

Withdrawal

Key Points for Providers and Clients • Always available in every situation. Can be used as a primary method or as a backup method. • Requires no supplies and no…

Fertility Awareness Methods

Key Points for Providers and Clients • Fertility awareness methods require partners’ cooperation. Couple must be committed to abstaining or using another method on fertile days. • Must stay aware…

Implants

Key Points for Providers and Clients • Implants are small flexible rods or capsules that are placed just under the skin of the upper arm. • Provide long-term pregnancy protection….