Reproductive Health Materials Working Group New Materials and Works in Progress January 26, 1996

Institute for Reproductive Health

New Publications

  • Breastfeeding: Protecting a Natural Resource (English, French, and Spanish) $8.00
  • Breastfeeding Guidelines (Arabic and Russian versions)
  • BF/LAM Terms Glossary (Arabic and Russian)
  • NFP: Expanding Optinons [slide show] (now available in French)
  • Management Information System (MIS) Bulletin (Bulletin that discusses MIS issues in Natural Family Planning programs)
  • Prediction and Detection of the Fertile Period: The Markers (reprinted the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • Timing of conception and the risk of spontaneous abortion among pregnancies occurring during the use of natural family planning (reprinted from the International Journal of Fertility)
  • BF/LAM materials now available in Russian:
    • Guidelines: breastfeeding, family planning, and the Lactational Amenorrhea Method
    • Breastfeeding: protecting a natural resource
    • IRH pamphlet
    • Training course in women’s health (2nd ed.)
    • Breastfeeding manual for breastfeeding advocates and mother-to-mother support groups
    • The Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM): a postpartum introductory family planning method with policy and program implications.

Future Publications from the Institute for Reproductive Health

  • Reproductive Health Awareness modules, comprising flipcharts with scripts that simultaneously explore technical and psychosocial RHA issues at all stages of the life cycle. Current modules include: RHA–An Overview, Understanding Your Reproductive System, Making Family Planning Choices, Keeping Your Reproductive System Healthy, Understanding How You Become An Adult
  • LAM Case studies video and booklet (June 1996)
  • Client brochure prototype (March 1996)

Reprints of the following articles that have appeared in the past 6 months:

  • A Prospective Study of Unplanned Pregnancies and the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Natural Family Planning Users (American Journal of Public Health)
  • Down syndrome is not increased in offspring of Natural Family Planning users (American Journal of Medical Genetics)
  • Timing of conception and the risk of spontaneous abortion among pregnancies during use of Natural Family Planning (American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • Cohort Study of Natural Family Planning Users to Assess Fetal Outcome Associated with Aging Gametes (Advances in Contraception Abstracts)
  • Pregnancy and the Timing of Intercourse (New England Journal of Medicine)