WHO Guidelines

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The development of global guidelines ensuring the appropriate use of evidence represents one of the core functions of WHO. Recommendations that can impact upon health policies or clinical interventions are considered guidelines for WHO purposes. Below are key human reproduction guidelines IBP disseminates and supports. 

All of the work is supported through active dissemination, communication, partnership, information and advocacy, to ensure utilization of research and scale-up of policy recommendations, guidelines and tools in the various areas of work.

 

WHO Family Planning Guides

Programming strategies for postpartum family planning

Programming strategies for postpartum family planning

This publication is designed to be used by programme planners and managers as a resource when designing interventions to integrate postpartum family planning into national and subnational strategies. 

Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV

Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV

This guideline is meant to help countries to more effectively and efficiently plan, develop and monitor programmes and services that promote gender equality and human rights and hence are more acceptable and appropriate for women living with HIV, taking into account the national and local epidemiological context 

 

Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use

Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use

The new and updated practice recommendations contained in this guideline contribute to improving the quality of care in family planning by presenting evidence-based guidance on the safe provision of contraceptive methods for both women and men 

Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services

Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services

Complementary to existing WHO recommendations for sexual and reproductive health programmes, including guidance on family planning, maternal and newborn health, safe abortion, and core competencies for primary health care.

Family planning a global handbook for providers

Family planning: a global handbook for providers

An essential resource for health-care professionals providing contraceptive methods

Optimizing health worker roles for maternal and newborn health

Optimizing health worker roles for maternal and newborn health

These recommendations are intended for health policy-makers, managers and other stakeholders at a regional, national and international level

 

WHO Family Planning Tools

Medical eligibility criteria wheel for contraceptive use

Medical Eligibility Criteria Wheel for contraceptive use

This wheel contains the medical eligibility criteria for starting use of contraceptive methods, based onMedical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use 5th edition (2015), one of WHO’s evidence-based guidelines.

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The Training Resource Package for Family Planning

The Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRP) contains curriculum components and tools needed to design, implement, and evaluate training and designed to support up-to-date training on family planning and reproductive health.

 

Guide women through their postpartum family planning options

Guide women through their postpartum family planning options

Guide women through their postpartum family planning options. The Postpartum Family Planning Compendium integrates core WHO guidance for clinicians, program managers, and policy-makers

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