This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only. Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities. Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site. Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Division of Reproductive Health and U.S. Office of Population Affairs (HHS)
Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs, published in MMWR 63(4): April 25, 2014, outlines evidence-based guidelines on the contents of family planning services, including contraceptive, preconception, and sexually transmitted disease services. These guidelines address issues of safety, effectiveness, client-centered approach, timeliness, efficiency, accessibility, equity, and value.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
This CDC site links to resources on contraception, sterilization, data, and the United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraception (USMEC). The full USMEC guidelines, summary charts, and updates are available here. The US Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use 2013 were published in MMWR 62(5): June 21, 2013.
The Choice Project
WUSTL staff started this research project to remove the financial barriers to contraception, promote the most effective methods of birth control, and reduce unintended pregnancy in the St. Louis area. The Choice Project website links to their published studies, key data, and resources.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Note Topics, which includes health costs, health reform, and Medicaid, and Our Work, which includes Facts, Surveys, and Analyses.
Kaiser Health News
Women’s Health Policy
K4Health: Knowledge for health
Funded by the USAID Office of Global Health and implemented by The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs (CCP), Family Health International (FHI), and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), K4Health provides a one stop source for evidence-based, accurate, and up-to-date information on family planning and HIV.
The mission of the MergerWatch project is to advocate for health care policies, practices and delivery systems which ensure that medical care is guided by scientifically-accurate, unbiased medical information and each patient’s own religious or ethical beliefs. MergerWatch was created to find ways of intervening to save key reproductive health services before religious/secular mergers were given government approval and finalized.
National Abortion Federation
This website provides accurate information on emergency contraception, searchable databases for providers and EC pills, and other key information.
POPLINE, prepared by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, provides citations with abstracts of the worldwide literature in the field of population, family planning, and related issues.
This is a sexuality and contraception site sponsored by SOGC.
The Turnaway Study is a UCSF ANSIRH’s prospective longitudinal study that examines the effects of unintended pregnancy on women’s lives. The major aim of the study is to describe the mental health, physical health, and socioeconomic consequences of receiving an abortion compared to carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term.
Fellowship in Family Planning
UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
Kenneth J Ryan Residency Training Program in Abortion and Family Planning
For more information on Ryan programs visit here.
American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Annual Women’s Health Care
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Center for Reproductive Rights
EngenderHealth (formerly AVSC)
Exhale: An after Abortion Counseling Talkline
Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
FHI 360 (formerly Family Health International)
Reproductive and Sexual Health
International Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ICEC)
Medical Students for Choice
National Abortion Federation
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Counting it up: The public costs of teen childbearing: Key data. December, 2013
The Fog Zone
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
National Network of Abortion Funds
Physicians for Reproductive Health (formerly Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Provide (formerly Abortion Access Project)
Women’s Global Health Imperative
Society of Family Planning
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
WHO Sexual and Reproductive Health
Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services: Guidance and recommendations (2014)
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