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Family Planning Services

  • Digital
    edited by Sam Rowlands, Dorset HealthCare and the School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK.
    1. An historical perspective -- 2. Ethics -- 3. Epidemiology -- 4. Psychosocial factors in women requesting abortion -- 5. Support and counseling -- 6. Ultrasound scanning in early pregnancy -- 7. Early medical abortion -- 8. Vacuum aspiration -- 9. Medical abortion after nine weeks -- 10. Dilatation and evacuation -- 11. Pain control -- 12. Follow-up -- 13. Contraception after abortion -- 14. Complications and safety -- 15. Women with medical problems -- 16. Feticide -- 17. Fetal anomaly -- 18. Longer-term outcomes in women requesting abortion -- 19. Myths and misinformation -- 20. Stigma and issues of conscience -- 21. More than one abortion -- 22. Factors associated with second trimester abortion -- 23. Staff perspectives -- 24. Mid-level providers -- 25. Telemedicine -- 26. Decriminalizing abortion, the Australian experience -- 27. Abortion in international human rights law.
  • Digital
    guest editors, Paritosh Kaul, Maria Trent, Krishna K. Upadhya.
    AAP ebooks2019
    AMSTARs: Adolescent Contraception: Basics and Beyond highlights the fundamental aspects of contraception with an overview of contraceptive methods and epidemiology, provides up-to-date guidance on medical eligibility criteria, and reviews critical policy advances supporting contraceptive access.
  • Digital
    Leon Speroff, Philip D. Darney.
    LWW Health Library2011
    "The thoroughly updated Fifth Edition of this practical handbook is a current, reliable, and readable guide to the intelligent use of today's contraceptive options. The authors provide the essential information that clinicians and patients need to choose the best contraceptive method for the patient's age and medical, social, and personal characteristics. The book concisely covers all available drugs and devices. Each contraceptive method is covered in a single chapter that includes history of the contraceptive, method of action, pharmacology (when applicable), contraindications, and use. This edition includes new and updated information on new oral contraceptive pills, transdermal and vaginal delivery, post-pregnancy contraception, use of Essure for sterilization, and uses of contraceptives for non-contraceptive indications"--Provided by publisher.
  • Digital/Print
    Digital : WHO2014
    The Clinical practice handbook for safe abortion care is intended to facilitate the practical application of the clinical recommendations from the second edition of Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems (World Health Organization [WHO] 2012). While legal, regulatory, policy and service-delivery contexts may vary from country to country, the recommendations and best practices described in both of these documents aim to enable evidence-based decision-making with respect to safe abortion care.
  • Digital
    edited by Paula Briggs, contraceptive lead, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, Southport, UK, Gabor Kovacs, professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University, honorary consultant to Family Planning, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, John Guillebaud, emeritus professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, University College London, London, UK.
    What do women want from their contraceptives...and what we can offer / Johannes Bitzer -- Myths and misconceptions about sex and con(tra)caption / Rik H.W. van Lunsen -- The history of contraception /Lesley Smith -- Physiology of the menstrual cycle, and natural family planning /Gabor Kovacs and Paula Briggs -- The oestrogen component of currently-used steroidal contraceptives /David Crook -- The risk of oestrogens in contraceptives /Sven O. Skouby -- Progestogens used in contraceptives /Susanna Hall and Ailsa Gebbie -- The contraceptive consultation /Caroline Harvey, Kathleen Mcnamee and Deborah Bateman -- Menarche and associated problems / Mary Hernon and Vicky Sephton -- Adolescence -- contraception in the teenage years /Kathy French -- The twentysomething /Paula Briggs -- Contraception in the thirtysomethings /Anne Szarewski -- Contraception in the fortysomethings /Sunanda Gupta and Ali A. Kubba -- The fiftysomething / Marie-Odile Gerval, Nicholas Panay and Paula Briggs -- What is the risk of cancer with hormonal contraception? / Philip C. Hannaford and Lisa Iversen -- New developments in female sterilisation /Gabor Kovacs and Paula Briggs -- Male sterilization / Tina Peers and Tony Feltblower -- Emergency contraception / Anne Connolly and Lynne Garforth -- Sexually transmissible infections and pelvic pain, what you really need to know /Mike Abbott -- Medical termination of pregnancy / Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson -- Surgical termination of pregnancy /Kate Guthrie -- Primary care treatment of subfertility, and what every health professional needs to know about assisted reproductive technology /Gabor Kovacs -- Sexual assault / Catherine White -- Future developments in contraception / Jean-Jacques Amy.
  • Digital
    Amy Whitaker, Melissa Gilliam, editors.
    Now more than ever there is a need for youth to learn about and use contraception consistently and effectively. Contraception for Adolescent and Young Adult Womenis a valuable resource for gynecologists and primary care practitioners who are on the front lines when it comes to discussing, recommending, and prescribing contraceptive options to adolescent and young adult women. The book is filled with evidence-based information presented in an easy-to-access format, ideal for the busy clinician who needs information at his or her fingertips. The first chapter answers the question 'why is contraception important in this population?' and outlines the basics of the initial clinical visit. The book continues by covering each method of contraception currently available, and concludes with a survey of special issues pertinent to young women. In its entirety, the content lays the groundwork for helping providers improve clinical practice in contraceptive care, tailored to the unique needs of young women. This book serves as an excellent reference for family physicians, adolescent medicine physicians, gynecologists, and anyone who wishes to learn and implement best contraceptive counseling and provision practices.
  • Digital
    Rebecca H. Allen, Carrie A. Cwiak, editors.
    Women with chronic medical problems are at higher risk for complications during pregnancy and, therefore, they are especially in need of appropriate preconception and contraception care. Furthermore, many women with chronic medical problems do not obtain adequate preconception and contraception care. Despite published guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a substantial gap in medical practice regarding the use of contraception in women with co-existing medical problems. Contraception for the Medically Challenging Patient fills the gap that currently exists in the knowledge of correct contraceptive prescribing practice and shows that inappropriate contraindications can easily become a barrier to effective contraception use among women. Chapters highlight obsolete views about appropriate candidates for contraception and address the complex contraceptive needs of today's medically challenging patients with HIV/AIDS, uterine fibroids, or cardiac, neurologic or thyroid disease. The book gives attention to recommendations on the use of contraception in women with medical problems such as diabetes, obesity, epilepsy, and lupus, among others, and provides comprehensive information regarding the effects that certain drugs may have on contraceptive hormone levels. While national guidelines do exist for contraceptive eligibility, this book discusses in more detail the evidence behind the guideline recommendations and the nuances that clinicians confront in daily practice.
  • Digital
    Chelsea B. Polis, Sarah E.K. Bradley, Akinrinola Bankole, Tsuyoshi Onda, Trevor Croft and Susheela Singh.
    In the developing world, 74 million unintended pregnancies occur annually, of which a sizable share, 30%, are due to contraceptive failure among women using some type of contraceptive method. Detailed information on contraceptive failure rates is critical to inform improvements in provision of contraceptive information, supplies and services, which can help women and couples to use methods correctly and consistently. We undertook a study to update contraceptive failure rates and provide a more comprehensive global picture. We provide new estimates of contraceptive failure in 43 counties across seven subregions using recent data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).
  • Digital
    Melinda Moore [and 15 others].
  • Digital/Print
    [Joyce C. Abma, Anjani Chandra, William D. Mosher, Linda S. Peterson, and Linda J. Piccinino].
  • Digital
    Donna Shoupe, Daniel R. Mishell, Jr., editors.
  • Digital/Print
    developed by the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization.
    Digital : WHO2015
    Planned and regulated task shifting and task sharing can have a range of benefits. It can ensure a rational optimization of the available health workforce, address health system shortages of specialized health-care professionals, improve equity in access to health care and increase the acceptability of health services for those receiving them. This guideline provides a range of options for expanding of health worker roles in the provision of safe abortion care, the management of complications of abortion (also known as post-abortion care in some settings and provided as part of emergency obstetric care) and for post-abortion contraception provision.
  • Digital
    Jay Katia, Kavita Chauhan.
  • Digital
    Rachel Sullivan Robinson.
    Introduction : understanding the links between family planning and HIV prevention -- The intersection of the global population and AIDS fields -- From family planning to HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa -- Malawi : negative policy feedback and political legacy -- Nigeria : transnational pressure and political disruption -- Senegal : transnational ties and technocratic leadership -- Conclusion : the implications of intimate interventions for global health.
  • Digital
    Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are one of the most effective forms of reversible contraception. IUDs, along with implants, are known as long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs) because they can be used to prevent pregnancy for several years. IUDs have been used in the U.S. for decades, but a safety controversy in the 1970s prompted the removal of all but one IUD from the U.S. market by 1986. The first new generation IUD was introduced to the U.S. market in 1988, following revised Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety and manufacturing requirements. Recent controversies have focused on the mechanism of action of IUDs, the high upfront costs for the device, and variability in insurance coverage and access. This fact sheet reviews the various IUDs approved by the FDA, awareness, use, and availability of IUDs, and key issues in insurance coverage and financing of IUDs in the U.S.
  • Digital/Print
    Digital : WHO2009.
    This document reviews the medical eligibility criteria for use of contraception, offering guidance on the safety of use of different methods for women and men with specific characteristics or known medical conditions. The recommendations are based on systematic reviews of available clinical and epidemiological research. It is a companion guideline to 'Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use'. Together, these documents are intended to be used by policy-makers, programme managers, and the scientific community, to support national programmes in the preparation of service delivery guidelines.
  • Digital/Print
    Digital : WHO2015
    "This fifth edition of the MEC is divided into two parts. Part I describes how the recommendations were developed and Part II contains the recommendations and describes how to use them" -- page 5.
  • Print
    ed., by Sushila Gore [et al.].
    Status: Not Checked Out
    v. 1. Conception control.
  • Print
    Jennifer Nelson.
    "More Than Medicine poignantly reveals how social justice activists in the United States gradually transformed the meaning of health care, pairing traditional notions of medicine with less conventional ideas of "healthy" social and political environments"-- Back cover. "In 1948, the Constitution of the World Health Organization declared, "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Yet this idea was not predominant in the United States immediately after World War II, especially when it came to women's reproductive health. Both legal and medical institutions--and the male legislators and physicians who populated those institutions--reinforced women's second class social status and restricted their ability to make their own choices about reproductive health care. In More Than Medicine, Jennifer Nelson reveals how feminists of the '60s and '70s applied the lessons of the new left and civil rights movements to generate a women's health movement. The new movement shifted from the struggle to revolutionize health care to the focus of ending sex discrimination and gender stereotypes perpetuated in mainstream medical contexts. Moving from the campaign for legal abortion to the creation of community clinics and feminist health centers, Nelson illustrates how these activists revolutionized health care by associating it with the changing social landscape in which women had power to control their own life choices. More Than Medicine poignantly reveals how social justice activists in the United States gradually transformed the meaning of health care, pairing traditional notions of medicine with less conventional ideas of "healthy" social and political environments."--Publisher's description.
  • Digital
    [Janice E. Kelly ... et al.].
  • Digital/Print
    Digital : WHO2012
  • Digital
    Gerd Ludwig, Julian Frick, in collaboration with Erwin Rovan ; with a contribution by Wolf-Hartmut Weiske and Fred Maleika ; [translated by Philip J. Gibson].
    The analysis of ejaculate, known as the spermiogram, is the crucial investigative technique in the andrological check-up for childlessness. Althoug other important factors such as medical history, physical examination, hormone analysis and tests, biochemical, microbiological, immunological, and genetic tests, and histological and histochemical investigations must all be considered before a final assessment can be made of male fertility, the spermiogram is the guiding factor in estimating the prospects of fertility. Furthermore, the improvement in insemination techniques in recent years and the development of in vitro fertilization have enhanced the importance of the accurate analysis of sperm morphology and function. In view of the multiplicity of andrological investigative techniques listed above, urologists, gynecologists, physicians specializing in endocrinology and immunology, general practitioners, pathologists, and dermatologists are routinely involved in semen analysis today. We hope in this book to address people working in all these different medical specialities. Having regard for the requirements of daily practice, we will intentionally restrict ourselves to the spermiogram, which we hope to present step by step by means of a large number of illustrations. A substantial part of the book is devoted to the morphological assessment of normal and pathological forms of spermatozoa and other cellular elements, in the form of generously illustrated atlas. Dr. Rovan has given us outstanding assistance in preparing the majority of photomicrographs.
  • Digital
    [edited by] Jeffrey tome Jensen, Mitchell Creinin.
    "This practical handbook is a current, reliable, and readable guide to today's contraceptive options. The authors provide the essential information that clinicians and patients need to choose the best contraceptive method for the patient's age and medical, social, and personal characteristics. The book concisely covers all available drugs and devices. Each contraceptive method is covered in a single chapter that includes history of the contraceptive, method of action, pharmacology (when applicable), contraindications, and use"--Provided by publisher.

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