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Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use [electronic resource] /
World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research.
edition
Third edition.
imprint
Geneva : World Health Organization, 2016.
description
1 online resource (1 PDF file (66 pages)) : illustrations
ISBN
9789241565400
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Geneva : World Health Organization, 2016.
isbn
9789241565400
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
abstract
This document is part of the process for improving the quality of care in family planning. Specifically, it is one of two evidence-based cornerstones (guidance documents) of the World Health Organization's (WHO's) initiative to develop and implement family planning guidelines for national programmes. The first cornerstone, the Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use (MEC, now in its fifth edition), provides thorough information and guidance on the safety of various contraceptive methods for use in the context of specific health conditions and characteristics. This document, Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use, third edition (SPR third edition), is the second cornerstone; it provides guidance for how to use contraceptive methods safely and effectively once they are deemed to be medically appropriate. For recommendations issued in the SPR, safety considerations include common barriers to safe, correct and consistent use of contraception and the benefits of preventing unintended or unwanted pregnancy.
catalogue key
11755200
 
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