Patient Counseling and Education

A patient’s decision to decide what type of contraception to use is deeply personal and affected by their health, family, and life course. Here you will find resources to assist providers in having contraceptive counseling conversations that are educational, respectful, engaging, and above all patient-centered.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has gathered recommended information and reports on providing adolescent sexual health.

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists answers frequently asked questions about barrier methods including usage, efficacy, and risks and...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

This video produced by “Beyond the Pill” explores different birth control methods with patient perspectives on their experience using the...

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Reproductive Health Access Project provides contraception information for people that identify across the gender spectrum and discusses how using gender...

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We have listed methods you can get from your provider via telemedicine, methods you can get online from a provider...

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This quick reference guide describes best practices for prescribing bridge methods of contraception as well as lists what methods patients...

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) answers frequently asked questions surrounding combined hormonal BC. ACOG provides a detailed...

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Contraceptive justice is an important component to patient-centered care. We provide a Contraception Bill of Rights which outlines six tenets...

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Contraceptive Action Plan (CAP) provides a 5-step model and communication skills tool to assist providers in contraceptive counseling.

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The Family Planning National Training Center adapted this guide from the five quality counseling principles designed in Providing Quality Family...

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This video produced by RHEDI shows a series of contraceptive counseling sessions between a patient and a provider, featuring the...

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In 2011, US health care law was expanded to include coverage for more women’s health, including birth control. This document...

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EverThrive Illinois works to improve the health of women, families, and children over the lifespan. In June 2019, the Contraceptive...

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Coming 2020!

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The US Office of Women’s Health provides a question and answer sheet regarding birth control methods, STI prevention, how to...

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Here you’ll find multiple decision aids created by reproductive health care organizations to assist you in contraception counseling sessions with...

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Here you’ll find multiple contraceptive method information sheets created by reproductive health care organizations. Permanent Birth Control (Sterilization)    ...

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Ibis Reproductive Health provides a guide for women with epilepsy on birth control options, factors to consider when choosing a...

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The Family Planning National Training Center provides handouts that providers can use with patients with low-literacy to explain how to...

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There is research data that supports extended use for most methods of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) available in the US....

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Dr. Jenny Robinson, OB/GYN at Women’s Center for Family Planning, a clinic of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, describes...

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A list of terms relating to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception provided by the University of California at San Francisco.

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This quick reference guide co-created by PICCK and Upstream provides information on DEPO-subQ PROVERA 104, including step-by-step instructions and videos...

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Sister Song and the National Women’s Health Network provide an endorsed LARC Statement of Principles that gives support for the...

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This article by Bedsider explains what to do if you miss a birth control pill(s) or take it late. The...

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists provides answers to frequently asked questions about Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). Topics include...

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Cornell University Health provides a document on what to do if you miss a birth control pill(s). This is a...

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Here you will find resources in various languages for non-prescription contraception methods created by the Reproductive Health Access Project. English...

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A resource for selecting patient education materials for clinicians, administrators, and health educators who work in health care settings.

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in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, and Hindi Reproductive Health Access Project provides a handout for patients about...

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The University of California San Francisco Person-Centered Reproductive Health Program invests in taking time to listen to women about their...

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Shared decision-making is an important aspect of contraceptive counseling. Here, we provide a checklist for Champions to follow and track...

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A postpartum contraceptive decision aid that is designed to explore patients’ values and preferences for contraception postpartum. PICCK suggests using...

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists answer frequently asked questions about birth control options that contain progestin as the...

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Use Reproductive Health Access Project’s Quick Start algorithm for counseling a patient who wants to start a hormonal contraception.

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A contraceptive decision aid that is designed to explore patients’ values and preferences for contraception. PICCK suggests using this decision...

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The steps of the shared decision-making process for contraception counseling can be remembered with the mnemonic PICK ONE. Post this...

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“How can you possibly perform shared decision-making with a patient in under 5 minutes?” you may be thinking. Watch our...

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A toolkit to help providers and practices ensure that family planning services are delivered in a patient-centered way. This includes...

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists provides answers to frequently asked questions about sterilization by laparoscopy. Topics covered include...

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Reproductive Health Access Project provides a handout for patients about permanent birth control via male and female sterilization. The fact...

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists answers frequently asked questions about both male and female sterilization. Topics include what...

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Planned Parenthood provides a video explaining how to self-inject DMPA-SC, including a demonstration of someone self-injecting. This video is in Spanish.

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This document provides an overview of telemedicine modalities, insurance policy changes due to COVID-19, HIPAA Considerations, patient privacy considerations, guidelines...

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This article states the consequences of framing reproductive health in cisgender language which excludes transgender and nonbinary patients. This article...

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Innovation Education in Reproductive Health provides a video explaining DMPA-SC as a contraceptive method option and how you can counsel...

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists provides answers to frequently asked questions about immediate postpartum LARC including what options...

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Reproductive Health Access Project provides a handout for patients about emergency contraception pills/Copper IUD, common side effects, how and where...

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Reproductive Health Access Project provides a handout for patients about emergency contraception pills/Copper IUD, common side effects, how and where...

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Reproductive Health Access Project provides a handout for patients about emergency contraception pills/Copper IUD, common side effects, how and where...

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