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Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers

The global family planning handbook provides high-quality, up-to-date guidance for health care professionals working in low- and middle-income countries. “Chapter 4: Progestin-Only Injectables” includes information and guidance for DMPA-SC administration and self-injection.

Institutional author(s): World Health Organization (WHO), Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHU CCP)
Publication date: 2022

GATHER Guide to Counseling

This 32-page publication outlines the GATHER model of family planning counseling, which has been successfully used for nearly two decades and is based on the elements described including tips, illustrations, techniques, technical information, and charts.

Institutional author(s): Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHU CCP)
Publication date: December, 1998

Results 4 Informed Choice

Results 4 Informed Choice is a resource for HIV and family planning program implementers, government representatives, advocates and journalists as they respond to the results from the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) trial.

The trial results, released June 13, 2019, showed that none of the three contraceptive methods in the trial increased the risk of HIV acquisition. Other findings, including high HIV incidence across the study arms and broad acceptability and effectiveness of the contraceptive methods, are a call to action for greater attention to and investment in women’s health, HIV prevention and contraceptive choice. Full findings from the study can be found in the Lancet article.

The tools, resources and data are intended to help stakeholders plan and execute their response so that women have all the information they need to make an informed choice in adopting and using a contraceptive method and protecting themselves from HIV.

Institutional author(s): Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHU CCP)
Publication date: 2022

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Family planning – A global handbook for providers

Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers first appeared in 2007. It was updated in 2011 and now again in 2018. This update of the Global Handbook has involved a complete review of the contents of the 2011 edition and updating as needed. All chapters reflect the latest relevant WHO guidance. Thus, this update includes the recommendations of the fifth edition of the Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, published in 2016, and of the third edition of the Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, published in 2016.

Institutional author(s): World Health Organization (WHO), Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHU CCP)
Publication date: 2018

A Field Guide to Designing a Communication Strategy

A resource for health communication professionals

The purpose of this strategic communication field guide is to provide practical guidance to those who are in a position to design, implement, or support a strategic health communication effort. The emphasis of the guide is on developing a comprehensive, long-term approach to health communication that responds appropriately to audience needs.

Institutional author(s): Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHU CCP)
Publication date: 2003

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