You Decide Tool Kit

The You Decide: Making Informed Health Choices about Hormonal Contraception Tool Kit is designed to help health care providers better understand and speak to the risks and benefits of hormonal contraception. Myths and misperceptions about risks associated with hormonal contraception, especially when they are fueled by media sensation, can lead women to unnecessarily restrict their birth control choices without cause. These restrictions can have unfortunate — and unnecessary — consequences for their health and well-being, including unintended pregnancy.

This tool kit is part of a comprehensive educational program created by Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, Inc. (PPFA) and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP).

Click the links below to download the tool kit:

Table of Contents

  • PC2 You Decide
    A five-step approach to guide providers in helping women choose a new contraceptive method and address patient concerns.
  • Self-Administered Patient History Form and Sample Physical Exam Form
    These easy-to-use forms serve as a jumping-off point for the patient/provider interview and can be adapted for use in your setting.
  • Contraceptive Efficacy Tools
    A variety of tools for use when discussing contraceptive effectiveness and relative risks of pregnancy with patients.
  • Patient Risk Comparison Tools
    Personalized risk comparison tools provide visual aids for explaining risk to patients.
  • Six-Step Plan: Responding to Announcements of Adverse Medical Events
    A guide for health care providers and their team to address patient concerns when announcements of adverse medical events are in the media.
  • Additional Resources
    A Glossary of Risk Terms and bibliography for additional reading.

This project has been made possible through an independent educational grant from Ortho Women’s Health and Urology.