Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: A Toolkit

Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are special doses of birth control pills that can be used after unprotected intercourse to prevent pregnancy. Although ECPs offer a safe and effective contraceptive option, with some notable exceptions the method has yet to be widely integrated into developing-country family planning programs. The purpose of this toolkit is to facilitate the integration of ECPs into developing-country family planning and reproductive health programs. It includes resources for ECP advocacy, assessment, service provision, and evaluation. The planning and implementation tools represent best practices and experience that will help programs move through the steps required to make ECP services routinely available through health service delivery systems. The intent of the toolkit is to share widely an array of materials developed by PATH and by other organizations as they worked in a variety of settings to incorporate ECPs into family planning services. It is hoped that by bringing together these resources in a format that facilitates their use, the toolkit can reduce duplication of efforts, redundancy, and unnecessary expense.

Publication date: June 2004

Available materials

  1. English

    1. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming (complete manual) 2.1 MB PDF
    2. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Introduction 69.5 KB PDF
    3. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module A - Information for Policy Makers 1.6 MB PDF
    4. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module B - Cost Considerations 120.1 KB PDF
    5. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module C - Raising Public Awareness 200 KB PDF
    6. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module D - Informing Clients 182.3 KB PDF
    7. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module E - Assessment 96.2 KB PDF
    8. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module F - Regulation and Procurement of a Progestin-only ECP 102 KB PDF
    9. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module G - The Option of Providing Combined Oral Contraceptives as ECPs 233.9 KB PDF
    10. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module H - Provider Training 278.2 KB PDF
    11. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module I - Evaluation 33.3 KB PDF
    12. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Toolkit Appendices A and B 193.2 KB PDF
  2. Spanish

    1. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming (complete manual) [Spanish] 3 MB PDF
    2. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module A - Information for Policy Makers [Spanish] 1.1 MB PDF
    3. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module B - Cost Considerations [Spanish] 260.5 KB PDF
    4. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module C - Raising Public Awareness [Spanish] 381.5 KB PDF
    5. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module D - Informing Clients [Spanish] 598.9 KB PDF
    6. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module E - Assessment [Spanish] 310.2 KB PDF
    7. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module F - Regulation and Procurement of a Progestin-only ECP [Spanish] 422.6 KB PDF
    8. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module G - The Option of Providing Combined Oral Contraceptives as ECPs [Spanish] 291 KB PDF
    9. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module H - Provider Training [Spanish] 458.2 KB PDF
    10. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Module I - Evaluation [Spanish] 199.3 KB PDF
    11. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Appendices A and B [Spanish] 253.2 KB PDF
    12. Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: Introduction [Spanish] 89.7 KB PDF