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[afro-nets] New Training and Reference Guides for Family Planning Screening Checklists
- From: "David Hock" <DHock@fhi.org>
- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 11:58:38 -0400
Family Health International (FHI) is pleased to announce the release of a series of four new Training and Reference Guides for Family Planning Screening Checklists. The Guides can be downloaded in French and English at:
Designed for use by program managers, administrators, trainers, and service providers, the Training and Reference Guides accompany FHI's checklists for screening women who wish to initiate use of combined oral contraceptives (COCs), injectables (DMPA and NET-EN), and the copper intrauterine device (IUD). A fourth checklist, entitled How to be Reasonable Sure a Client is not Pregnant, enables providers to rule out pregnancy among nonmenstruating women seeking to initiate the contraceptive method of their choice at the time of their visit. The checklists are available in various languages and may be accessed by clicking on the following link:
Both the checklists and the guides are based on the most recent recommendations for contraceptive use published by the World Health Organization in Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (WHO 2004), as well as on criteria established by WHO to identify situations that effectively prevent a woman from getting pregnant.
The new guides are designed to serve as both training and reference tools. Each guide provides a four-to-six-hour curriculum for training service providers to use the related checklist and a CD-ROM containing key resources needed during the training. Each guide also includes a collection of essential, up-to-date reference materials on the validity, effectiveness and use of the checklist, recommendations on adapting the checklist to the local context, basic evidence-based information on the family planning method in question, and an annotated bibliography.
Printed copies of the Training and Reference Guides are available at no cost to organizations and libraries in developing countries. Electronic copies are available for download by US and European requestors. To request printed copies, please email your request to
Family Health International