Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use
Second Edition
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241562843 ISBN-10    9241562846
Order Number    11500608 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    25.00 / US$    30.00 Developing countries:    CHF    17.50
English     2005        161   pages
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This publication is the companion guideline to WHO's Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use. It aims to improve access to quality care in family planning by providing guidance on the safe and effective use of contraceptive methods once they are deemed to be medically appropriate. The book is intended to be used by policy-makers, programme managers and the scientific community, and aims to provide guidance to national family planning and reproductive health programmes in the preparation of guidelines for service delivery of contraceptives.

It contains 33 specific questions with recommendations, including 10 new questions for this second edition. Recommendations are given on initiation/continuation of methods; incorrect method use; problems during use, such as vomiting and/or diarrhoea, menstrual abnormalities, pelvic inflammatory disease, and pregnancy; and programmatic issues, such as exams and tests required for method use. Recommendations are based on the latest clinical and epidemiological data, and developed through consensus at an International Expert Working Group meeting.

The book covers the following family planning methods: combined oral contraceptives, combined injectable contraceptives, progestogen-only pills, DMPA, NET-EN, levonorgestrel implants, emergency contraceptive pills, copper-bearing IUDs, levonorgestrel-releasing IUDs, fertility awareness-based methods, and male & female sterilization.