Family Planning Resource Guide - General Information

Are you looking for general information on family planning?

This section describes websites that provide overview material on the topic and substantial information about contraceptive methods.  The information is useful for both health care providers and the public.

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI)    Click on Contraception under Resources by Subject

AGI provides information on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis, and public education.  The site offers a broad array of topics (e.g., benefits of contraception, funding sources for family planning, current controversies and issues about contraception, etc.) that would be of interest to an extensive audience, including the media, policymakers, and researchers.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)    Click on Healthcare Providers, Patient Education, or Contraception Resource Center

The ARHP provides information and education on reproductive health topics for health care providers and the public, including online brochures and guides, slide sets, and topical fact sheets.  Some of the materials for the public are in Spanish and French.  In addition, there are interactive tools for families (e.g., one to assist with choosing contraceptives).

The Emergency Contraception Website

Princeton University ’s Office of Population Research and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals operate this website that maintains a directory of emergency contraceptive pills available in the U.S. and other countries around the world.

Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health (JIWH)

This website, created by JIWH, offers evidence-based information on coverage of contraceptives in benefit plans.  While directed to employers, it offers information of benefit to consumers, healthcare providers, and policy-makers.  “Contraception Basics” and “Glossary” offer definitions and descriptions of methods.

Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)   Click on Women’s Health Policy

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation focuses on providing reliable information on major health care issues, including women’s health policy and Medicaid.  Examples of information found on this site include: state Medicaid policies, a national profile of women and healthcare, state mandated contraceptive benefits, and analyses of policies on access to care.  Topics vary depending on studies carried out by KFF.

National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA)   Click on Sexual Health Information

This organization is dedicated to assuring access to voluntary, comprehensive family planning and reproductive health care services worldwide.  The site provides information on contraception methods for the public.

National Women’s Health Information Center

This website is sponsored by the DHHS Office on Women’s Health.  Users search the website by topic.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America   Click on Health Info

The site offers extensive information on birth control methods and emergency contraception; some information is in Spanish.


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Alicia Luchowski, MPH
Health Care for Underserved Women/ LARC Program

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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