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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
Teen mini-groups: Dauphin, Winnipeg & Thompson: transcriptions
Contains transcripts of discussions held with adolescent girls between the ages of 14 and 17 in Dauphin, Winnipeg, and Thompson, Manitoba. The purpose of the discussions was to get the girls' viewpoints on topics such as sex education, safer sex, birth control, visiting the doctor, unplanned pregnancy, AIDS, and various other health and sexuality-related topics, in order to determine the effectiveness of existing programs and educational models.
Published: 1993
Sex? A healthy sexuality resource  
http://www.gov.ns.ca/ohp/publications/Sex_A_Healthy_Sexuality_Resource.pdf
Provides information for teens about sexuality, relationships and healthy sexual choices. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Estronaut: a forum for women's health  
http://www.estronaut.com
Provides Internet-based communications and information services on women's health topics to the consumer. (See Details)
Listen to your body: a gynecologist answers women's most intimate questions
Using a question and answer format, this book provides a great deal of information on common gynaecological health and conditions.
Published: 2000
Scarleteen: sex education for the real world  
http://www.scarleteen.com/
American site that provides information for teens on all aspect of positive sexuality, including birth control, safe sex and sexually transmitted infections, masturbation and self-pleasuring, anatomy, diverse sexual orientation and identification, sexual and romantic relationship and communication tools, and care and compassion in sexual technique and practice. (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