Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers
One of K4Health's flagship publications, Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers offers clinic-based health care professionals in developing countries the latest guidance on providing contraceptive methods. Originally published by K4Health's predecessor the INFO Project, the book was prepared through a unique collaboration between editorial staff at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and technical experts from the World Health Organization, the United States Agency for International Development, and other organizations around the world. The books is one of the World Health Organization's Family Planning Cornerstones.
The 2011 edition contains approximately 13 pages of material that has been updated from the 2007 edition, in accordance with WHO's 2008 and 2011 revisions to its Medical Eligibility Criteria and Selected Practice Recommendations.
- E-Reader/Mobile Editions: For those of you who use an e-reader, tablet computer, or other mobile device, we are pleased to offer the Global Handbook in a mobile format. Kindle users will need the proprietary Kindle version (currently $1.99 at Amazon's Kindle Store; we are working to provide a free version from this page). The EPUB format works on several mobile devices (view a complete list of compatible devices), and is available as a free download on Lulu.com and iTunes.
- Print Edition: A limited number of print copies are available for counselors or trainers in developing countries who need them. Please contact us with requests, explaining the intended use.
- Online Edition: A web-based version of the 2011 edition of the Global Handbook, as well as the 2011 supplement and links to PDFs of the 2007 edition in several languages, are available at http://www.globalhandbook.org.