Contraceptive Technology Innovation

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Microbicides Toolkit. Mrs Voke Onodje Moore during a testimonial interview on family planning usage with NURHI in her home in Karu village, outskirt of Nigeria’s capital Abuja. © 2012 Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI, Courtesy of Photoshare

K4Health Toolkits

K4Health’s Microbicides Toolkit contains resources to help advocates, policy makers, program managers, community educators, trainers, advocates, communication specialists, and other audiences prepare for the introduction of HIV-preventing microbicides once an effective product becomes available. Implants are a long-acting contraceptive method and one of the most effective reversible family planning methods ever developed.

The Implants Toolkit provides guidance and tools to update, expand, or develop implant service provision programs. Expanding access to implants with high-quality services helps fulfill everyone’s right to contraceptive choice and contributes to sustainable family planning programs.

The Injectables Toolkit is full of reliable, relevant, and usable information pertaining to injectable contraceptives. The Toolkit contains up-to-date background and reference materials to design evidence-based, state-of-the-art programs; job aids and other tools to increase effectiveness and quality of program activities and services; and presentations and other resources that can be downloaded and adapted to better serve local circumstances and languages.

Oral Contraceptives Toolkit. Mrs. and Mr. Yaqub visit Shahnaz Kousar, a health worker, at her home office in Punjab Province, Pakistan. © 2012 Derek Brown/USAID

Used by more than 100 million women globally, oral contraceptives are among the most popular and effective contraceptive methods in the world. The Oral Contraceptives Toolkit contains resources to help policy makers, program managers, service providers, logistics managers, communications staff, trainers, and researchers update, expand, or develop oral contraceptive services.

IUDs are surrounded by misperceptions and unfounded myths among providers and potential users. The IUD Toolkit was created to alleviate uncertainties while providing positive evidence-based practices. Expanding access to the IUD with high-quality services helps fulfill women’s right to contraceptive choice and contributes to sustainable family planning programs.

The Emergency Contraception Toolkit contains fundamental information, evidence-based guidance, and programmatic tools for providing emergency contraception (EC). It features essential information about EC; policy and advocacy information and tools; training and service delivery manuals, curricula, and counseling tools; program management resources; and country experiences with EC provision.

How to Introduce and Scale Up Subcutaneous DMPA (Sayana Press)

Practical guidance for scale-up

How to Introduce and Scale Up Subcutaneous DMPA (Sayana Press): Practical guidance from PATH based on lessons learned during pilot introduction (PATH, 2018; PDF, 5MB) was created to support ministry of health and nongovernmental implementing partners as they develop strategies and activities to introduce and scale up subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC, brand name Sayana® Press) in the hopes of expanding the contraceptive method mix and increasing access. Also available in French, it provides practical guidance based on results, evidence, and learning from the pilot introductions of subcutaneous DMPA in four countries in Africa. The guide is modular and can be accessed one section at a time or in its entirety.


Topic last updated: July 25, 2019