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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
Meeting challenges: promoting choices - a report on the 40th anniversary IPPF Family Planning Congress
Summarize the views expressed at the International Family Planning Congress in New Dehli on the issues of family planning, including the empowerment of women, increasing the involvement of men in family planning, education the young, promoting reproductive and sexual health in its widest sense and many others. The report highlights the accomplishments of IPPF as well as what needs to be done. It addresses the advancements over the past 40 years and the current status of safe and acceptable contraceptive methods, and family planning programs. Future challenges. include access to family planning services in developing countries, abortion, AIDS, and STDs, improving contraceptive methods, and obtaining adequate funding for family planning.
Published: 1993
Contraceptive choice: worldwide access to family planning: 1997 report on progress towards world population stabilization
Analyzes the accessibility and affordability of birth control methods, based on two data sets - one for developing countries, the other for developed countries. Also contains wall-chart.
Published: 1997
Interfaith reflections on women, poverty and population
Presents speeches given at the 1996 conference entitled Women, Poverty and Population: A Call to Engagement for People of Faith. Discusses issues of poverty, population growth, consumption, and the well-being of women and children. Aims to encourage people of faith to transform their passive concern for these issues into active participation through measures that will help to better the lives of people throughout the world.
Published: 1996
Women's voices, women's lives: the impact of family planning: a synthesis of findings from the Women's Studies Project, Family H  
http://www.fhi.org/en/rh/pubs/wsp/synthesis/index.htm
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  
http://www.fhi.org/en/RH/Pubs/Network/v20_4/index.htm
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  
http://www.fhi.org/en/RH/Pubs/Network/v18_4/index.htm
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