Family Planning Resource Guide - Guidelines

Are you looking for medical practice guidelines on family planning?

Guidelines and procedures for clinical practices associated with family planning can be found in the websites that follow.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)

ARHP offers practice information through brochures and provides links to other sites focused on guidelines.

The Cochrane Collaboration    Click on Cochrane Reviews

The Cochrane Collaboration produces and disseminates systematic evidence-based reviews of health care interventions.  Non-subscribers can click on “browse free summaries by topic” to view selected interventions. Information on contraceptives can be found under Fertility Regulation.

Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Evidence-based clinical guidance is available on this website sponsored by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. One can find information about numerous contraceptives and contraceptive services.

Information and Knowledge for Optimal Health Project (INFO Project)

This site, produced by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with funding from USAID, provides access to best practices for family planning/reproductive health.

National Guideline Clearinghouse    Click on National Guideline Clearinghouse

This website, supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ), serves as a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.   Look for topics under the Search feature.

World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive Health    Click on WHO sites, then Reproductive Health and Research

The WHO provides access to evidence-based guidance and updates on contraceptives and contraceptive use.


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

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998