Contraceptive Clinical Guidelines

CDC Contraceptive Criteria and Recommendations: The recommendations in these reports are intended to help health-care providers address issues related to use of contraceptives.

U.S. Medical Eligibility  Criteria for Contraceptive Use

Summary Chart of U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use English | Spanish

U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use

HRSA ACA Women’s Preventive Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Quality Family Planning

Intrauterine Device and Contraceptive Implant Trainings (On-site and Virtual)

Family PACT providers may refer to this list of training resources on Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs), which include the copper and hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implant.


Contraceptive Implant:

IUD and Contraceptive Implant:

  • Innovating Education in Reproductive Health – This video series, created in partnership with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) LARC Program, covers a variety of clinical topics related to the provision of LARC methods.
  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – This video series, created in collaboration with the Innovating Education in Reproductive Health program at the University of California, San Francisco Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, covers a variety of clinical topics related to the provision of LARC methods.
  • Beyond the Pill – Provides three types of CME/CE-accredited training: virtual, on-site, and online (self-paced) to increase provider knowledge and skills and improve patient access to the full range of contraceptives. The virtual trainings cover best practices for contraceptive care during COVID-19, and help clinics incorporate telemedicine.
  • Essential Access Health – Provides trainings to enhance the skills needed to provide high-quality IUD and implant services, including effective patient-centered counseling, techniques for method placement and removal, best practices for the prevention of complications, and management of complications and challenging cases.
  • National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning – Provides both on-site and virtual IUD training and contraceptive implant placement (will ship IUD demo kits and pelvic model directly to the provider).
  • Upstream USA – Provides CME/CEU-eligible virtual trainings to providers that include a combination of e-learning modules, videos, live workshops, and an in-depth practicum for clinicians.

California and National Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Resources

Public health agencies provide guidance for treating persons who have or are at risk for STIs, including new diagnostic, treatment, and prevention recommendations for STIs.

California Department of Public Health Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Branch Clinical Guidelines and Tools

California Department of Public Health STD Data Report

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Sexually Transmitted Infections Guidelines

National STD Curriculum

The STD Clinical Consultation Network

Breast and Cervical Cancer

These resources provide public and provider education, including new screening guidelines, prevention recommendations, and treatment options for breast cancer and different types of gynecologic cancers, such as cervical cancer.

California Cancer Detection Program: Every Woman Counts (EWC)

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 

Office on Women’s Health Information About Gynecologic Cancers

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) Abnormal Cervical Cancer Test Guidelines

Family Planning Minute – Insurance Affordability (Providers)

Are you a Family PACT provider with patients struggling to afford health insurance? Learn more about how you can help clients apply for affordable low or no-cost health insurance options through Covered California. It is the marketplace where clients can shop and compare health insurance plans and even find out if they qualify for discounts for private insurance. Help make sure your clients get the coverage they need to access the care they deserve.

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