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Islam and family planning

Provides an overview of the family planning and modern contraception policies of Muslim countries. Reviews Islamic jurisprudence and justifications for sanctioning family planning and concludes that Islam should not be considered a barrier toward the increased use of contraception in Islamic communities.

Published: 2004
Making healthy sexual decisions

Aims to give information in making healthy sexual decisions. Talks about what you need to know if you are sexually active or are thinking about becoming sexually active, talks about who you should talk to about birth control and STD protection. Also has other information.

Published: 1999-2004
Canadian contraception consensus: part 1 of 3

Reviews the statistics on contraceptive use and gives information on the determinants of contraception and various aspects of sexual health.

Published: 2004
Contraceptive technology & reproductive health series  
www.fhi.org/en/ctu/adoltpm/main.html

Provides training modules designed to meet the continuing educational needs of family planning practitioners, program managers, and policymakers in resource-constrained settings.

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Published: 2003
The healthy student software collection  
http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/healthinfo/nav01.cfm?nav01=27613
Provides software programs on various health topics relevant to young adults. Developed for students in post-secondary educational institutions, but most are also useful for high schools and the general public. (See Details)
The unfinished revolution in contraception: convenience, consumer access and choice  
http://www.agi-usa.org/pubs/2004/09/20/UnfinRevInContra.pdf
Examines the gap between reproductive health needs and the information, technology and services currently available to meet them. Looks at ways to make contraceptive methods more convenient and effective for women and their partners. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Ann Rose's ultimate birth control links page  
http://www.ultimatebirthcontrol.com/
Provides extensive links to birth control information for individuals of all ages to make informed decisions about sexual activity and potential childbearing. (See Details)
Published: 1996-2003
Women with epilepsy  
http://www.epilepsy.ca/eng/content/living.html#anchor403778
Provides information on daily living, managing seizures, and medications. (See Details)
Injectable contraceptives... Farida Akhter discusses Depo-Provera in Bangladesh  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39770
Discusses the concerns surrounding the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera and its impact on women's health and autonomy in Canada and in the Third World. (See Details)
Published: 1997
The health needs of Somali women in the lower mainland
Provides health care practitioners with a framework for addressing Somalian women's health needs. Examines childbirth concerns, mental health, birth control and other health issues.
Published: 1997