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Family Planning

Find evidence-based information and recommendations related to Family Planning.

RatingResourceYearEvidence Type
Family Planning
Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Evidence-Based Programs
HHS/OASH
2012 Randomized Controlled Trial, Systematic Review, Other
Family Planning
Improving Adolescent Health
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2012 Systematic Review
Family Planning
Improving adolescent health through interventions targeted to parents and other caregivers: a recommendation. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2012 Systematic Review
Family Planning
Recommendations for group-based behavioral interventions to prevent adolescent pregnancy, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and other sexually transmitted infections: comprehensive risk reduction and abstinence education. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2012 Systematic Review
Family Planning
Health Communication and Social Marketing: Health Communication Campaigns That Include Mass Media and Health-Related Product Distribution. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2011 Systematic Review
Family Planning
Youth Development Behavioral Interventions Coordinated with Community Service to Reduce Sexual Risk Behaviors in Adolescents. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2011 Systematic Review
Family Planning
U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2010
CDC/MMWR
2010 Systematic Review
Family Planning
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010
CDC/MMWR
2010 Systematic Review
Family Planning
Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings
CDC/MMWR
2006 Systematic Review
Family Planning
Cervical Cancer in Adolescents: Screening, Evaluation and Management
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
2010 Expert Opinion, Non-Systematic Review
 

The Healthy People 2020 evidence-based resources identified have been selected by subject matter experts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. Each of the selected evidence-based resources has been rated and classified according to a set of selection criteria based, in part, on publication status, publication type, and number of studies. This classification scheme does not necessarily consider all dimensions of quality, such as statistical significance, effect size (e.g., magnitude of effect), meaningfulness of effect, additional effect over control, and study design (e.g., sample size, power, internal validity, external validity, generalizability, potential biases, potential confounders).

 

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Clinical Recommendations

The following clinical recommendations come from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) External Web Site Policy.

Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends high-intensity behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for all sexually active adolescents and for adults at increased risk for STIs. Learn more External Web Site Policy

Screening for Chlamydial Infection

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for chlamydial infection for all pregnant women aged 24 and younger and for older pregnant women who are at increased risk. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for chlamydial infection for all sexually active non-pregnant young women aged 24 and younger and for older non-pregnant women who are at increased risk.

Screening for Gonorrhea

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all sexually active women, including those who are pregnant, for gonorrhea infection if they are at increased risk for infection (that is, if they are young or have other individual or population risk factors). Learn more External Web Site Policy

Screening for HIV

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all pregnant women for HIV. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) strongly recommends that clinicians screen for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) all adolescents and adults at increased risk for HIV infection.

Screening for Syphilis Infection

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) strongly recommends that clinicians screen persons at increased risk for syphilis infection. Learn more External Web Site Policy

Screening for Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all pregnant women for syphilis infection. Learn more External Web Site Policy

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Consumer Information

The following consumer resources are from healthfinder.gov.

Talk to Your Kids about Sex

Teach your kids the facts about their bodies, sex, and relationships.

Choose the Right Brith Control

Talk to a nurse, doctor, or family planning educator about your birth control options.

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