Contraceptive Methods

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The Community-Based Access to Injectable Contraceptives Toolkit is a platform for strengthening the capacity of agencies and organizations to plan, implement, evaluate, promote, and scale up community-based access to injectables (CBA2I) programs and to advocate for changes to national policy and service delivery guidelines. Information on the Global Evidence to support the practice; Country Experiences with CBA2I; Advocacy for gaining buy-in and changing policy; Piloting, Implementing, and Scaling Up programs; and the...
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Welcome to the Condom Use Toolkit. Male and female condoms are the only contraceptive methods that provide dual protection against both unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. Through state-of-the-art scientific evidence, programmatic guidance, and implementation tools, the Condom Use Toolkit assists health policy makers, program managers, service providers, and others in planning, managing, evaluating, and supporting the provision of condoms. Many items in the Condom Use Toolkit can be adapted for use in specific country contexts and unique program...
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Welcome to the Emergency Contraception Toolkit. This Toolkit contains fundamental information, evidence-based guidance, and programmatic tools for providing emergency contraception. The Toolkit also provides a range of case studies and reports sharing experiences and lessons learned from implementation of emergency contraception programs in countries around the world. Use the purple navigation menu on the right side of the page or the site map to browse the resources in this Toolkit. What is emergency contraception, and why does it matter? A broken condom. Missed pills. A sexual assault....
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Pourquoi mHealth ? Au cours des dix dernières années, la santé mobile, ou mHealth, est devenue un outil de pointe pour améliorer l'accès aux informations et aux services de santé dans le monde entier. mHealth utilise les technologies mobile et sans fil, comme les téléphones portables, les assistants numériques personnels (PDA) et les applications logicielles mobiles (apps), pour réaliser les objectifs sanitaires. Pourquoi un nombre croissant de programmes de santé - et même des systèmes de santé régionaux et nationaux - se tournent-ils vers ces technologies pour soutenir...
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Hormonal implants are small, thin, flexible plastic rods, each about the size of a matchstick, that release a progestin hormone into the body. Many clients are satisfied with them because they are safe, highly effective, long-acting, and quickly reversible. Implants require little attention after insertion, making them very convenient to use. Three kinds of implants are highlighted in the Toolkit: Implanon Jadelle Sino-implant (II)/Levoplant This Toolkit for health policy makers, program managers, and service providers contains reliable and...
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Community-Based Access to Injectables | Subcutaneous DMPA (depo-subQ) Around the world, use of injectable contraceptives is rising dramatically-- more than 40 million women worldwide currently rely on injectables. The increasing demand for injectable contraception challenges programs to expand access to and improve the quality of services. Expanding access to injectable contraceptives with high-quality services helps fulfill women’s right to contraceptive choice and contributes to sustainable family planning programs. This Toolkit includes information about both progestin-only...
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The intrauterine device (IUD), a small, flexible plastic frame that a specifically trained provider inserts into a woman’s uterus, provides very effective, safe, and long-term—yet quickly reversible—protection from pregnancy. IUDs can be one of the most cost-effective contraceptive methods because modern IUDs can be used for many years—for at least 12 years for the copper-bearing TCu-380A IUD, and up to 5 years or possibly longer for the hormonal IUD (commercially marketed as Mirena®). This Toolkit is for health policy makers, program managers, and service providers who are...
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When used consistently and correctly, oral contraceptives (OCs) are among the most effective methods for preventing unwanted pregnancies. OCs are safe for most women of reproductive age and are used by more than 100 million women worldwide. Many women like OCs because they are controlled by the woman, they can be stopped any time without a provider’s help, and they do not interfere with sex. In addition, community health workers can provide OCs, making them accessible to women who do not have access to a health facility. The Oral Contraceptives Toolkit is designed to meet the changing...
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Female sterilization is the most commonly used contraceptive method, used by an estimated 220 million married women worldwide (about 20%). In contrast, male sterilization is the least used modern contraceptive method. An estimated 33 million married women (less than 3%) rely on their partner's vasectomy for contraception.  Female sterilization and vasectomy are appropriate methods for women and men who want a highly effective and permanent method of contraception that does not require re-supply or action at the time of sex. With proper counseling and informed consent, any woman can have...
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La Méthode des Jours Fixes® (MJF) est un méthode de planification familiale basée sur la connaissance de la fertilité. Approprié pour les femmes qui ont des cycles menstruels entre 26 et 32 jours, la méthode identifie jours 8 à 19 comme les jours féconds. Pour prévenir une grossesse, le couple évite les rapports sexuels non protégés les jours fertiles. Une femme peut utiliser le Collier du Cycle®, une collier de perles de couleurs, pour aider à suivre les jours de son cycle menstruel et de voir quels jours elle est plus susceptible de tomber enceinte. Cette boîte à...
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The Standard Days Method (SDM) is a simple fertility awareness-based method of family planning based on a woman's menstrual cycle. Appropriate for women who have menstrual cycles between 26 and 32 days long, the method identifies days 8 through 19 as the fertile days. To prevent pregnancy, the couple avoids unprotected sex on the fertile days. A woman can use CycleBeads®, a color-coded string of beads, to help track the days of her menstrual cycle and see which days she is most likely to get pregnant. This Toolkit, from the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), is for...
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What is Standard Days Method®? The Standard Days Method® (SDM) is a simple fertility awareness-based method of family planning based on the timing of ovulation, the functional life of the sperm and the ovum, and the resulting likelihood of pregnancy on particular days of the menstrual cycle. Appropriate for women who usually have menstrual cycles between 26 and 32 days long, the method identifies days 8 through 19 as the fertile days. To prevent pregnancy, the couple avoids unprotected sex on the fertile days. A woman can use CycleBeads®, a color-coded string of beads, to help track...
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Welcome to the TwoDay Method® Toolkit, your one-stop source for reliable relevant information on the TwoDay Method. Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) is a leading technical resource in fertility awareness-based methods (FAM) of family planning committed to developing and increasing the availability of effective and easy-to-use natural methods. For more information about IRH, please visit www.irh.org. The TwoDay Method® is a fertility awareness-based method of family planning that uses cervical secretions to indicate fertility. A woman using the TwoDay...