Contraception Clinical Publications and Resources

Here you can find practice guidelines, clinical reports, interactive tools, and other resources designed for health care providers.

ACOG Bookstore – Practice Bulletins and Guidelines as well as Patient Brochures available

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2007. Forum on Child and Family Statistics

Bedsider, a free provider portal for professionals in college health care and sexual health education

Beyond Birth Control: The Overlooked Benefits of Oral Contraceptive Pills from Guttmacher Institute

Bills Aimed at Reducing Abortion Filed as New Front Opens to Marginalize the Role of Contraception from Guttmacher Policy Review

Challenges to the Federal Contraceptive Coverage Rule from the American Civil Liberties Union

Community-Based Health Workers Can Safely and Effectively Administer Injectable Contraceptives (PDF) from USAID

Contraceptive Behavior and Risk Taking Among Adolescents from Medscape

Contraception, An International Reproductive Health Journal 

Contraception from

Contraception, Disability and Illness from

Contraception is the name of the game

Emerging Answers 2007 from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

The Female Patient

Implants: The Next Generation from Population Reports

Linkages Between HIV and Family Planning Services Under PEPFAR: Room for Improvement from Guttmacher Institute

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: The Best Kept Birth Control Secret?, ARHP member Andrew Kaunitz’s GYN video blog

Longer Duration of Hormonal Contraceptive Use Predicts Better Cognitive Outcomes Later in Life from The Journal of Women’s Health

Medicaid’s Role in Family Planning from Guttmacher Institute and Kaiser Family Foundation

Minilaparotomy for Female Sterilization: An Illustrated Guide for Service Providers from EngenderHealth

No-Scalpel Vasectomy: An Illustrated Guide for Surgeons, Third Edition from EngenderHealth

A Pocket Guide To Managing Contraception (PDF)

Over-the-Counter Access to Oral Contraceptives from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Preventing Gaps When Switching Contraceptives from Reproductive Access

Providers’ Perspectives: Perceived Barriers to Contraceptive Use in Youth and Young Adults, a report from the ARHP and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy ARHP

A Real-Time Look at the Impact of the Recession on Women’s Family Planning and Pregnancy Decisions from the Guttmacher Institute

Research article about IUD use reducing rates of cervical cancerfrom The Lancet

Rekindling Efforts to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy: A Matter of ‘Equity and Common Sense’ from the Guttmacher Institute

Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians: Non-Hormonal Contraceptive Methods  ARHp

Safety review update on the possible increased risk of blood clots with birth control pills containing drospirenone from The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Summary Chart of U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2010 (color)

Summer Price Spike: A Case Study About Publicly Funded Clinics and the Cost of Contraceptive Supplies from Guttmacher Policy Review

The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services from Catholics for Choice

The U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2010

Update: Injectable Contraception and Skeletal Health Concerns,ARHP member Andrew Kaunitz’s GYN video blog

What You Need to Know fact sheets: Labeling Changes for Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate  ARHp

What You Need to Know fact sheets: Menstrual Suppression  ARHP

What You Need to Know fact sheets: Microbicides: Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STIs, and Unintended Pregnancy  ARHP

Which birth control pills can be used for emergency contraception in the United States from

WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptives

Women’s Use of Most Effective Contraceptive Methods Has Doubled Since 2002 from Guttmacher Institute

You Decide: Making Informed Health Choices about Hormonal Contraception Tool Kit ARHP