World Contraception Day

September 26 celebrates World Contraception Day. This year, the World Contraception Day theme is “the power of options,” recognizing the critical role that contraceptive choices play in empowering individuals to take control of their reproductive health. The RHNTC is proud to support the Title X network and TPP grantees who provide reproductive health care to all who want it.

The resources below from the RHNTC can help sexual and reproductive health providers to support individuals with the tools they need to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. Everyone deserves access to the sexual and reproductive health care they need to live their best lives. 

Birth Control Methods Options Chart

This chart, available in English and Spanish, is designed for clinic staff or educators to explain the range of contraceptive methods that clients can choose from and help identify which one best fits their needs and preference. 

Emergency Contraception Social Media Toolkit

Family planning sites can use the sample social media content and images in this toolkit to communicate important information about the availability of and options for emergency contraception, or EC.

Emergency Contraception Fast Facts Job Aid

Family planning staff can refer to these Emergency Contraception Fast Facts when counseling clients about their options. This job aid can also be used for training staff, or incorporated into educational materials. 

Strategies for Ensuring Access to Emergency Contraception: A Checklist for Family Planning Staff

This checklist outlines strategies to increase access to emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy following unprotected or inadequately protected sexual intercourse. It also suggests methods for improving knowledge and skills among staff and clients and maintaining sound fiscal and operational processes. Family planning staff can use this checklist to identify where they have already incorporated strategies to ensure EC access, as well as consider additional strategies for improving this access.

Promoting Family Planning Services Social Media Toolkit

This social media toolkit provides sample graphics and messages that family planning sites can use to conduct outreach and to communicate with current and potential family planning clients. Content includes affirming and supportive health promotion messages that encourage clients to seek appropriate reproductive health services and take control of their reproductive well-being. Also available in Spanish.

Same-Visit Contraception Toolkit

Family planning clients should have access to their contraceptive method of choice without unnecessary delays, ideally during the same visit they request them. This toolkit outlines strategies and action steps for providing same-visit contraception in your clinic.

The Need for Accepting and Affirming Care in Title X Settings Video Series

This 3-part video series provides information and language for Title X agencies to put into place policies and practices that support LGBTQ+ clients by means of sharing knowledge, experiences, and best practices.

Introducing the Reproductive Wellbeing Framework Podcast Series

This 3-episode podcast series introduces the Reproductive WellBeing Framework, exploring how family planning providers can support clients to make their own decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.

Increasing Access to Contraception Toolkit

The goal of this toolkit is to support family planning providers in ensuring access to the full range of contraceptive methods for clients who could become pregnant, but wish to avoid pregnancy at this time.

Efficient Questions for Client-Centered Contraceptive Counseling Palm Card

Asking about Parenthood/Pregnancy Attitude, Timing, and How important is pregnancy prevention (PATH) is an efficient approach for engaging clients in a conversation to help clarify their reproductive goals and needs. This palm card is designed to fit in a pocket and be used as a quick-reference guide during client visits.

Increasing Access to Quality Contraceptive Services in Palau through Training and TA

In this grantee spotlight, learn how Palau Ministry of Health and Human Services Family Planning, a Title X grantee, worked with the RHNTC to strengthen staff knowledge and skills around specific contraceptive methods.

Leveraging Social Media to Expand Program Reach in Missouri

In this grantee spotlight, learn how Missouri Family Planning Council, a Title X grantee, effectively uses social media—including participating in awareness days like World Contraception Day—to connect with current and potential clients.

Celebrate World Contraception Day, September 26. #WCD2023