Emergency Contraception Information updated in Third Edition of Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers

In support of the global family planning workforce, a new edition of Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers, commonly known as the Global Handbook, will be released on February 15 in New Delhi, India, at the 2018 Regional Consortium Meeting of the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative.

ICEC reviewed and endorsed this important document, which contains information on the ulipristal acetate form of EC and includes detailed updates on when to start a family planning method after taking emergency contraception. See the Chapter on EC here.

Written in plain terms and organized for quick review, the Global Handbook has served as the world’s standard reference on family planning methods and related topics since its first publication in 2006. To date, more than 500,000 copies have been distributed in 13 languages. This will be the third edition published jointly by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project. The Global Handbook is endorsed by more than 125 organizations worldwide. The website at http://www.fphandbook.org/ has been redesigned for easier navigation and use on mobile devices.