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The Fundamentals of Family Planning

A Manual for Providing Comprehensive Patient-Centered Contraceptive Counseling

ByEssential Access Health

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Fundamentals of Family Planning is designed to provide all levels of staff working in diverse settings with best practices for providing evidence-based, quality contraceptive education and counseling services. The latest edition features new content based on up-to-date research and current sexual and reproductive health national guidelines. It focuses on birth control methods, reproductive anatomy, sexual concerns, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as best practices in patient education, motivational interviewing techniques, and obtaining informed consent. The Fundamentals of Family Planning is a "self-study" manual that will help new and experienced health care workers and educators: 1. Develop skills for providing effective, patient-centered contraceptive counseling in any setting; 2. Learn up-to-date sexual health information and sample language to share with patients, clients or students; 3. Explain contraceptive options to patients using easy-to-understand teaching methods and tools; 4. Implement the Quality Family Planning (QFP) Recommendations published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) Fundamentals of Family Planning can also be a resource for those wanting to become a certified Family Planning Health Worker (FPHW). More information about certification training options can be found at


Publication Date
Oct 6, 2021
Health & Fitness
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Essential Access Health


Case Wrap
Interior Color
Black & White
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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