K4Health Toolkits are electronic collections of carefully selected information resources on a particular topic for health policy makers, program managers, and service providers. They are based on a continuous publishing principle that allows them to evolve after publication to capture additional resources and to identify and fill remaining information gaps.
Members of the Long-Acting and Permanent Methods (LA/PMs) Community of Practice developed this toolkit, under the leadership of EngenderHealth, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, FHI 360 and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
This toolkit was created to provide guidance and tools to update, develop, or expand permanent method services in reproductive health programs. It contains:
Key background and reference materials on female and male sterilization
- Technical guidelines to serve as a basis for programs developing, reviewing or updating their policies and guidelines on sterilization
Training materials on female and male sterilization for program managers and service providers
- Resources related to procurement, logistics, forecasting and distribution
- Programming information for supervision, cost, M&E and scaling up
- Screening and counseling information to support men and women who are considering permanent methods of contraception
- Communication materials used in permanent method programs across the globe
Family planning programmers, providers and decision makers can use the information in this toolkit to ensure the delivery of quality services with broad access and to promote women and men's informed choice.
Ensuring delivery of quality services for female and male sterilization requires a holistic approach–-including accurate information; up-to-date policies and guidelines; quality training, supervision, and services; effective communication and marketing; and proper logistics. This toolkit provides information on all these elements and contains tools and resources to help you implement a variety of permanent method-related activities.
To browse the contents of this toolkit, use the navigation on the right to view resources related to programmatic topics relevant to family planning programs. Each tab includes a list of a number of high-quality resources and further organized by sub-topic. Click on the title of the resource for more information about it, or click on the full-text link to get direct access to the full resource.
Some of the tools are readily available in an adaptable format (for example, Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations). We encourage you to alter and personalize these tools for your own use (please remember to credit the source).