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Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in Crisis Settings


The Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in Crisis Settings outreach training module is designed for clinical trainers conducting brief refresher training on providing long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) services and family planning counseling, particularly in crisis settings or with limited resources. The target audience for these is health care providers -- including midwives, nurses, general practice physicians, obstetrician/gynecologists, and others -- already familiar with LARCs, including insertion and removal of intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants.

This LARC refresher training module contains high-quality, evidence-based, user-friendly materials and resources for designing, conducting, and evaluating training for family planning service providers in crisis settings. To ensure the provision of high-quality services that emphasize informed choice and consent, safety and effectiveness, client privacy and confidentiality, equity, and non-discrimination, this module provides an overview of long-acting contraceptives usually available in crisis settings, which is to be combined with The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High STI/HIV Prevalence Settings developed by Population Council.

Additionally, the training includes discussions and activities that promote the sustainability of services and address ongoing training needs where there is high staff turnover. The course is designed for in-person training workshops in crisis settings with limited resources. The training can take place onsite or offsite in a nearby referral facility.

Course Materials


Course components include:

  1. Presentation slides
  2. Case studies
  3. Interactive activities
  4. Pre- and post-tests
  5. Skills checklists and other job-aids

Options to Download Course Materials

You can access the materials for planning and managing the Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in Crisis Settings outreach refresher training using the following links:

Course Units

The training module is divided into three units consisting of 13 sessions.

Feedback on the Training Materials

The IAWG Training Partnership Initiative is interested in hearing from you. Please share any questions or feedback to info.iawg@wrcommission.org regarding the training materials and their use in your context.

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