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Technical Publications and Resources

Consensus Statement on Increasing Access to High-Quality Voluntary Permanent Methods of Contraception in Low-Resource Settings
This joint statement, developed in 2014 by EngenderHealth and Marie Stopes International under the auspices of the Support for International Family Planning Organizations (SIFPO) project, commits EngenderHealth, Marie Stopes International, IntraHealth International, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Population Council, Pathfinder International, Population Services International, Wispivas, the Dhaka Medical College, APROFAM, and PASMO Guatemala to ongoing collaboration to achieve the goal of universal access to a broad range of voluntary family planning methods, including permanent methods, particularly in underserved areas. The document also presents recommendations for increasing access to high-quality permanent methods in low-resource settings.
(2014) English. Download as a PDF (330KB).

Contraceptive Sterilization: Global Issues and Trends
A comprehensive, research-based resource on sterilization that includes up-to-date and in-depth explorations of such topics as high-quality service delivery, who uses sterilization and why, sterilization laws and policies around the world, key factors influencing the use and outcomes of sterilization, overviews of female and male options, research gaps, and projections of future needs. An update of EngenderHealth’s landmark 1985 publication Voluntary Sterilization: An International Fact Book.
(2002) English MS-13. $27. Order this publication, or download as PDF.

Instruments and Supplies Needed to Provide Clinical Methods of Family Planning
This is a checklist of the minimum number and types of medical instruments and supplies that EngenderHealth recommends as needed for provision of each of the four clinical methods of family planning (hormonal implants, IUDs, female sterilization, and vasectomy).
(2008) English. Download as a PDF (20KB).

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