- Military Contraception App: "Decide+Be Ready"
Facts and Fact Sheets
- Sexual Health Quickie video - Emergency Contraception (NMCPHC)
BUMED Emergency Contraception Protocols.
The BUMED Emergency Contraception Protocols provide optional algorithms to guide the patient and provider decision making process regarding the use of emergency contraception options.
BUMED developed two protocols - one each for clinicians and nurses. To improve access to emergency contraception options, the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) developed optional protocols to guide patient and healthcare provider decisions regarding the use of emergency contraception options. BUMED developed two protocols - one each for clinicians and nurses:
Ulipristal Acetate pill ("Ella"), effective for up to 5 days after the sexual encounter, is a more reliable emergency contraception pill than is 1.5mg Levonorgestrel (such as "Plan B One-Step") - but Ella requires a prescription, thereby reducing the patient's ease of access to this time-dependent option. The nurse-run protocol is designed to improve timely access to Ella (and all three of the emergency contraceptive options) by placing nurses at the front line of assessing the patient's needs. This approach can reduce provider workload, reduce patient wait times (which facilitates better emergency contraception outcomes), promote high quality of care by guiding nurses with its comprehensive list of considerations, and standardize the provision of emergency contraceptive services across Navy Medicine.
- Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraceptive Pill Fact Sheet (NMCPHC)
- Emergency Contraception Options (NMCPHC)
- Emergency Contraception Poster (NMCPHC)
- Emergency contraception poster 2 (NMCPHC)
- Emergency Contraception Fact Sheet (Kaiser Family Foundation)
- DoD-HA Policy: Coverage for Over-the-Counter Plan B One Step Emergency Contraceptive at MTFs
Walk-in Contraception Clinics
For Clinicians and Health Educators
- Pregnancies and live births, active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012-2016 and Contraception among active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012-2016
- DHA PI 6200.02, Comprehensive-Contraceptive-Counseling and Access to the Full Range of Methods of Contraception; 13 May 2019
- BUMED Patient Counseling Resource to Encourage LARC Continuation
- U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, 2016 (CDC)
- U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2016 (CDC)
- UPDATE: Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs, 2017 MMWR / December 22, 2017 / 66(50);1383–1385
- Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs
- American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement: Contraception for Adolescents
- Training Film - Contraception Counseling
Produced by BUMED VI and NMCPHC-SHARP (2017), Training film for the Navy health care team. Part 1 explains tiered counseling, the "GATHER" sequence of family planning counseling and important data to collect regarding the patient's medical history; Part 2 demonstrates tiered counseling; Part 3 covers suggested follow-up messages for the patient. Stream live from SWANK (Navy MTFs only; SWANK course number NMETLC-17-MPHSA-1.0). Also available on the SHARP Toolbox DVD and TV-friendly DVD (send email now).
- BUMED Policy: Screen Women for Family Planning / Contraception Needs Prior to Sea Duty (04 Dec 2012)
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