WHO: new guidance on how to provide contraceptive information and service

“In advance of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014,

WHO is launching new guidance to help countries ensure human rights are respected in providing more girls, women, and couples with the information and services they need to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

An estimated 222 million girls and women who do not want to get pregnant, or who want to delay their next pregnancy, are not using any method of contraception. Access to contraception information and services will allow better planning for families and improved health.

The guidance recommends that everyone who wants contraception should be able to obtain detailed and accurate information, and a variety of services, such as counselling as well as contraceptive products. It also underlines the need for no discrimination, coercion or violence, with special attention given to assuring access to those who are disadvantaged and marginalized.”

via WHO Media Centre

 Download WHO guidance here

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Posted on March 6, 2014, in Teen pregnancy and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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