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Family planning methods and practice; Africa
  • Published Date:
    2nd ed. 1999, updated January 2000
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  • Description:
    I. The African Context -- 1. Benefits of family planning -- 2. Traditional practices -- 3. Dynamics of reproductive behavior and population change -- 4. Adolescent women and reproductive health -- -- II. Sexually Transmitted Infections and Infertility -- 5. HIV, AIDS, and reproductive health -- 6. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) -- 7. Infertility -- -- III. Information for Providing and Using Contraceptives Effectively -- 8. The Menstrual cycle and disturbances -- 9. Pregnancy diagnosis -- 10. Sexuality and reproductive health -- 11. The Essentials of contraception: effectiveness, safety, noncontraceptive benefits, and personal considerations -- -- IV. Contraceptive Methods -- 12. Lactation and postpartum contraception -- 13. Combined oral contraceptives -- 14. Norplant, Depo-Provera, and Progestin-only Pills (Minipills) -- 15. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) -- 16. Condoms -- 17. Vaginal barriers and spermicides -- 18. Fertility awareness methods (natural family planning) -- 19. Coitus interruptus (withdrawal) -- 20. Abstinence -- 21. Tubal sterilization and vasectomy -- -- V. Providing Family Planning Services -- 22. Post-abortion care: treating complications and providing contraception -- 23. Education and counseling -- 24. Clinical implications of management decisions -- 25. Approaches to delivery of family planning services -- 26. Effectively managing your family planning program -- 27. Providing quality family planning services -- 28. Future technologies -- Glossary.

    The first edition of Family Planning Methods and Practice: Africa, published in 1983, became widely known as “The Yellow Book.” The influence of this book could be felt internationally. Besides helping educate health practitioners in Africa, it helped health professionals in the Western World learn more about the people of Africa. This second edition of Family Planning Methods and Practice: Africa is the product of collaboration between African and American colleagues, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

    On cover: 2000 edition--special section on AIDS.

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Family Planning Methods and Practice: Africa. Second Edition. Atlanta, Georgia: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, 2000.

    This manual was prepared through the technical assistance and support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided funding for the project through a Participating Agency Service Agreement with CDC (HRN-P00-97-000-14). Approved by USAID 9.95.

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