Family Planning Resource Guide - Research

Are you looking for research on family planning?

The websites listed below identify research opportunities, active research projects, or present research findings pertaining to family planning.

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

The site reproduces AGI’s publication, Research in Brief, and provides access to AGI- sponsored journals and publications such as Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, International Family Planning Perspectives, and The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, "The Gray Journal," covers topics in ob-gyn and women's health including maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology/infertility and gynecologic oncology. Abstracts from the latest issue can be viewed online.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)   Click on Healthcare Providers

The ARHP identifies research resources and sites for research grants.

Center for Population Research (CPR), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH   Click on Organizational Components, then CPR link

This NICHD Center supports reproductive biology and population issues research.  There is attention to contraceptive methods, and reproductive health and contraceptive technology.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This site contains reports on various reproductive health topics.

The Cochrane Collaboration    Click on Cochrane Reviews

The systematic evidence-based reviews of health care interventions serve as research findings.  Non-subscribers can click on “browse free summaries by topic” to view selected interventions.  Information on contraceptives can be found under Fertility Regulation.

Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects – CRISP Database

This is a searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects supported by multiple federal agencies, including NIH.  Click on “CRISP Query Form” to search for scientific concepts, emerging trends, as well as particular projects or investigators.

Contraception: An International Reproductive Health Journal

Contraception: An International Reproductive Health Journal  is the official journal of ARHP that is designed to provide information on advances and new knowledge in all areas of contraception. Manuscripts are received from researchers and clinicians in the following areas of research: chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, endocrinology, biology, the medical sciences, and demography.

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 a range of information and services pertaining to science-based information on family planning.

National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH

This site provides the gateway to knowledge resources of the NLM.  It includes access of MEDLINE/PubMed and the NLM catalog.

This NLM site contains information to help answer health questions; it includes prepared MEDLINE searches under “Birth Control”.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology is the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Popularly known as "The Green Journal," Obstetrics & Gynecology publishes original articles and research studies on: scientific advances, new medical and surgical techniques, obstetric management, and clinical evaluation of drugs and instruments.

Office of Population Affairs (OPA)/Office of Family Planning (OFP)   Click on Office of Family Planning

By clicking on “Research Listing,” the site describes sponsored service delivery improvement research projects.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America   Click on Health Info

Research and reports on multiple topics are available on this site.

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

The WHO provides access to research studies and findings about 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