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.

In addition to the external links we have collected, we encourage you to check out our PICCK materials on shared decision-making, including:

  • Shared Decision-Making Toolkit
  • Patient Education Materials Toolkit
  • Checklist for Champions: Shared Decision-Making Approaches to Contraceptive Counseling
  • Contraception Bill of Rights
  • Pregnancy Intention and Contraceptive Needs Interventions for Clinics (PICNIC) Infographic
  • Postpartum LARC Infographic: Timeline of Counseling and Consent
  • Contraceptive Counseling Aids
  • Shared Decision-Making Approach to Contraceptive Counseling Video
  • PICK ONE Infographic

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PICCK and Upstream USA created this toolkit to guide your administrative staff and clinicians as they prepare for the next...

Toolkits and Guidelines, Our PICCKs

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

External Links

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, Videos, External Links

The Family Planning National Training Center provides a comprehensive one page guide to birth control options with information about efficacy,...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, Our PICCKs

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, Our PICCKs

March of Dimes provides information about child-spacing, its importance, and how to do it in a question and answer format.

Toolkits and Guidelines, External Links, Our PICCKs

The Family Planning National Training Center provides a question flow chart and counseling skills handout for providers to use in...

Documents, External Links

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

Documents, Our PICCKs

This journal article published by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology examines the association between prenatal and postpartum contraceptive...

External Links

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

Toolkits and Guidelines, External Links

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

Videos, External Links, Our PICCKs

Documents, External Links, Our PICCKs

Toolkits and Guidelines, External Links

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

A guide to FDA-approved methods of contraception, including emergency contraception options. Efficacy, usage, and side effects are listed for each...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a chart to compare birth control options, with information about the efficacy, usage, and pros...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a fact sheet in multiple languages for patients to compare contraceptive methods by efficacy, usage,...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a fact sheet in French for patients to compare contraceptive methods by efficacy, usage, and...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a fact sheet in Simplified Chinese for patients to compare contraceptive methods by efficacy, usage,...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

A guide to FDA-approved methods of contraception, including emergency contraception options in Spanish. Efficacy, usage, and side effects are listed...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a fact sheet in Spanish for patients to compare contraceptive methods by efficacy, usage, and...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a fact sheet in Traditional Chinese for patients to compare contraceptive methods by efficacy, usage,...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a fact sheet in Vietnamese for patients to compare contraceptive methods by efficacy, usage, and...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a one page fact sheet addressing questions about emergency contraception including what it is, how...

Documents, External Links

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, Our PICCKs

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, Videos, External Links

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, Our PICCKs

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

Toolkits and Guidelines, External Links

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

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

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a handout for patients about contraceptive methods that do not require a prescription in Hindi....

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a handout for patients about contraceptive methods that do not require a prescription in Simplified...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a handout for patients about contraceptive methods that do not require a prescription in Spanish....

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a handout for patients about contraceptive methods that do not require a prescription in Traditional...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a handout for patients about contraceptive methods that do not require a prescription in Vietnamese....

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links

Reproductive Health Access Project provides a handout for patients about contraceptive methods that do not require a prescription. Comparisons for...

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

Contraceptive Methods Information, External Links, Our PICCKs

Toolkits and Guidelines, Our PICCKs