Explaining Contraception: Job Aids for Health Care Providers

Job Aid
Contraception Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Title X Family Planning Program
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These job aids were developed to help health care staff explain key facts about contraceptive methods in plain language. They were not designed to be patient education materials, but instead to be used in client-centered conversations, to support clients in choosing the methods best for them. The job aids do not include medical contraindications for each contraceptive method. Providers may refer to the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use and the U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use for information on medical contraindications.

Note: This resource is under review due to a recent change in guidance. LNG-IUD 52mg is now approved to prevent pregnancy for up to 8 years.