This manual equips trainers with appropriate knowledge on emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs). Emergency contraception (EC) refers to any method of contraception that can be used by a woman to prevent an unwanted pregnancy within three days of unprotected intercourse or a contraceptive accident such as condom leakage. This manual discusses ECPs and the provision of related services. After a day’s training, trainers have the knowledge and skills necessary to train service providers and workers on ECPs. The manual is divided into four sessions. The first provides an overview of the demographic and reproductive health (RH) situation in South and South East Asia and briefly discusses the role of EC as an RH intervention. The second defines EC, and discusses when and how ECPs should be taken. Service delivery guidelines are covered in the third session, particularly what users should do in case of method failure. The fourth session covers counseling on ECPs and frequently asked questions on EC.
Hossain, Sharif M.I., M.E. Khan, Mary Philip Sebastian, and Sohini Roychowdhury. 2008. "Manual for Building Capacity of Trainers and Program Managers in Emergency Contraception," FRONTIERS Report. New Delhi: Population Council.
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