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Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use

Provides guidance for how to safely and effectively use contraceptive methods once they have been deemed medically appropriate. Provides selected evidence-based practice recommendations for use by policy makers, program managers, the scientific community, and national family planning or reproductive health programs. Recommendations are organized into 23 questions.

Published: 2002
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
Planned pregnancies and parenthood

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding the midwives role in women's right to control her own fertility.

Published: 1999
Women's voices, women's lives: the impact of family planning: a synthesis of findings from the Women's Studies Project, Family H
Examines the impact of family planning on women's lives through the process of surveys, focus groups and in-depth interviews in ten different countries. (See Details)
Published: 1998
A family planning library manual
offers guidelines for establishing an effective family planning library collection. While originally conceived as a classification manual for use among the Planned Parenthood affiliates, the guidelines for organizing and maintaining a small library as presented in this manual, can be regarded as a tool for all small special libraries.
Published: 1994
Network: family planning and STIs
Gives information on ways to provide dual protection against both pregnancy and STIs. Also addresses the needs of HIV-positive women, ways to reach youth and men, and a contraceptive method table that compares each method's ability to protect against STIs. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Network: family planning and women's lives
Examines how family planning use affects women's lives in many ways, including their opportunities for paid employment or a better education, their sense of self-esteem, and a variety of other "quality of life" concerns. (See Details)
Published: 1998
The human right to family planning and sexual and reproductive health
Charts the evolution of rights in the area of sexual and reproductive health. It quotes international endorsements of the right to family planning, and reproductive and sexual health information and services over the last 25 years.
Published: 1996
20 common problems in women's health care
Looks at the twenty conditions that most often prompt women to seek health care. Provides relevant pathophysiology, patient evaluation procedures, diagnostics, and treatment.
Published: 2000
Investing in the future
Records the events of the International Planned Parenthood Federation's sixth Members' Assembly which took place in New Delhi, India, in October 1992. The report develops the goals and objectives of the Vision 2000 Strategic Plan. The three goals involve: advancing the human right to make free and informed choices on reproductive and sexual health; responding to the unmet need for family planning, sexual and reproductive health services; and operating a democratic Federation, providing leadership in planned parenthood. Also includes the Delhi Declaration.
Published: 1993