29 August 2019 ¦ WHO has changed its recommendations for progestogen-only injectables and intrauterine devices (IUDs) for women at high risk of HIV from a Category 2 to a Category 1. Additional clarifications are provided for the IUD recommendation.
13 June 2019 ¦ A large clinical research study conducted in four African countries found no significant difference in risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods. Published today in the Lancet, the study showed that each method had high levels of safety and effectiveness in preventing pregnancy, with all methods well-accepted by the women using them.
7 December 2018 ¦ WHO has launched a new tool intended for front-line health care providers to help women initiate contraception in humanitarian and emergency settings. The tool provides guidance regarding “who” can use contraceptive methods and “how” to use these methods safely and effectively. It also includes a checklist for users on how to be reasonably certain that a woman is not pregnant, as well as a clear graphic that compares the effectiveness of different contraceptive methods.
12 November 2018 ¦ WHO has launched an App for its Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use. This digital tool will facilitate the task of family planning providers in recommending safe, effective and acceptable contraception methods for women with medical conditions or medically-relevant characteristics.
The 5th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) from 12-15 October 2018 will convene some 3700 high-level policy-makers, scientists, researchers, programme managers, civic leaders, youth, and diverse organisations from over 120 countries around the world to share their best research and practices and to use their knowledge to expand access to family planning services.
WHO and HRP staff will be presenting over 50 pre-congress and conference sessions. If you are in Kigali, please join us or visit the Cyberstation to see our latest interactive tools include the new app for medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use
26 September 2018: On this year’s World Contraception Day, WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research and HRP are shining a spotlight on the importance of ensuring the provision of a choice of high-quality postpartum contraceptive methods – to prevent unintended pregnancies through the first 12 months following childbirth – to women and their partners.
13 February 2018: Crucial to the success of family planning efforts worldwide is a well-educated and trained health workforce, and for whom, this new edition of Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers, commonly known as the FP Global Handbook has been published today.
Countries need to do what works to improve contraceptive access, provision and choice for women and girls
11 July 2017 | Women and girls have a human right to choose whether and when to become pregnant. When they do not have access to high quality contraceptive and fertility care services and information to help them plan their families, their health and well-being can suffer.
New App for WHO’s Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use
WHO updates recommendations for contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV
New study finds no link between HIV infection and contraceptive methods
Delivering contraceptive services in humanitarian settings