Family Planning

A Global Handbook for Providers

offers clinic-based health care professionals in low- and middle-income countries the latest guidance on providing contraceptive methods.

625,000 copies distributed since 2007

14 languages

147 collaborating and supporting organizations

The 2022 Updated and Revised Edition is here!

Following the publication of new recommendations on contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV infection, WHO and the Knowledge SUCCESS Project at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Communication Programs (CCP) are proud to announce a revised and updated 2022 edition of the Global Handbook. This new edition will include two new chapters. One chapter will offer practical advice on providing family planning to women and girls in high HIV burden settings, and assure the Global Handbook remains in alignment with WHO recommendations. The other new chapter will focus on contraceptive service delivery considerations for frontline providers in the context of emergencies (Find the Spanish translation of this chapter here).The content will draw upon WHO’s adaptation of the SPR for humanitarian settings and learnings from the Ebola, Zika and COVID-19 pandemics. The methodology used to develop each of the new chapters can be found here

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This resource provides accurate and practical guidance on contraceptive methods. Explore permanent, long-acting, short-acting, natural, and emergency contraceptive methods.

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Do You Know Your Family Planning Choices? has been translated into eight languages, and more than 1 million copies have been distributed worldwide. You can download the 2021 updated version here (translations are forthcoming).