The Knowledge SUCCESS Project at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs offers copies of Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers free of charge to readers in lower- and middle-income countries. All others, please contact the Knowledge SUCCESS project for more information.

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The Web site also offers downloads of printable files and files for e-readers in various languages of the Global Handbook and the updated wall chart, Do You Know Your Family Planning Choices?. The updates have been prepared in English. As they are translated into other languages, the translations will appear on the Web site.

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