Clinical Resources

CDC Contraceptive Criteria and Recommendations

The recommendations in these reports are intended to help health-care providers address issues related to use of contraceptives, such as how to help a woman initiate use of a contraceptive method, which examinations and tests are needed before initiating use of a contraceptive method, what regular follow-up is needed, and how to address problems that often arise during use, including missed pills and side effects such as unscheduled bleeding.

Birth Control Fact Sheets

Cervical Cancer and Lower Genital Tract Disorders

  • ASCCP’s goal is to improve clinician competence, performance and patient outcomes through educational activities focused around the study, prevention, diagnosis, and management of lower genital tract disorders. 

HPV Vaccine fact sheet

The CDC has posted a HPV Vaccine fact sheet for the general public as well as additional HPV resources. To access these, visit the website We encourage you to share this link with your partners and constituents. The CDC will continue to update its HPV resource page (including HPV vaccine information) as new information becomes available.

Integration of HIV Screening into Family Planning Services

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

  • LARC First is a compilation of materials that were developed and used by the Contraceptive CHOICE Project and might be helpful in implementing the CHOICE model of contraceptive care in your clinical practice.
  • The CHOICE Project is a research project out of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose of the project was to remove financial barriers to contraception, promote the most effective methods of birth control, and reduce unintended pregnancies in the St. Louis area. The researchers have recently been promoting the results of the project, which are quite impressive. Of the 9,000+ participants in the study, nearly three-quarters chose the IUD or implant. And among the women who chose the IUD or implant, 86% were still using that method after 1 year compared to only 55% of women who chose a non-long-acting method.

Ordering HHSC Family Planning Publications

Publications may be ordered from the DSHS Publications Warehouse in two ways:

  • Visit the DSHS literature and forms catalog and search for educational materials by stock number, subject, title, and language to order it online. When the publication is found, follow the directions.
  • Fill out the AG 30 form and fax it to the phone number 512-458-7413.

Family Planning Publication Title and Stock Numbers:

  • Birth Control Your Choices (Stock Number: 1-71)
  • Control de la natalidad: sus opcíones (Stock Number: 1-71a)

For more information about ordering publications, visit the ordering help website. 

Preconception Health Care and Counseling

A Family Planning Program priority is to emphasize the importance of counseling family planning clients on establishing a reproductive life plan, and providing preconception counseling as a part of family planning services, as appropriate.

Outreach Resources

Community Partners, Inc., provides other resources on health care access in addition to the publication Outreach Works: 

"Reproductive Health Outreach Programs for Young Adults." In this paper Judith Senderowitz discusses projects that are not based in clinics or schools but are designed to reach young people both by attracting them to centers or reaching out to them where they gather for social, vocational, and recreational activities: 

The Community Tool Box is a service of the Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas:


Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a serious, but preventable public health problem that affects millions of individuals every day. IPV describes any physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current partner or spouse. If you need help to better understand IPV and how to stop violence in partner/spousal relationships visit the website

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to commercial sex or forced labor. They are young children, teenagers, men and women. It was once thought that human trafficking occurred in other countries, but it is right in our own back yard – right here in the United States. There is now both State and Federal legislation to help combat human trafficking. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 made human trafficking a crime. For more information concerning human trafficking and resources, visit the following websites: or

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy routinely provides grants for teen pregnancy projects. These grants are posted on National Campaign Fund website

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy actively works to decrease teen and unplanned pregnancy (especially among single, young adults) and increase the proportion of pregnancies that are wanted and welcomed by both parents.

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