WHO recommendations for contraceptive use.

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The latest edition of the evidence-based guideline, Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use, is now available online from: www.who.int/ reproductive-health/publications. It aims to improve access to quality care in family planning by providing guidance on safe and effective use of contraceptive methods. Recommendations are given on initiation/continuation of methods; incorrect method use; problems during use, such as vomiting and/or diarrhoea. menstrual abnormalities and pelvic inflammatory disease.

A new document, The effects of contraception on obstetric outcomes, reviews the available information on the contribution of contraception to reducing obstetric mortality and morbidity. It shows that effective contraception contributes to better maternal and child health beyond simply reducing the percentage of...

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