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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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Washington State Department of Health, Maternal and Infant Health. 2011. Birth control: Choosing the method that's right for you. Olympia, WA: Family Planning and Reproductive Health and Maternal and Child Health, Washington State Department of Health, 44 pp.

Annotation: This consumer brochure for consumers provides information about choosing an appropriate birth control method. It describes various methods and tells how each method works, where to find it, when to use it, and its advantages and disadvantages. Information on taking charge of one's health in general is also included. It is also available in Spanish.

Contact: Health Education Resource Exchange, Washington State Department of Health, P.O. Box 47833, Olympia, WA 98504-7833, Telephone: (360) 236-3736 Fax: (360) 664-4500 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Abstinence, Condoms, Consumer education materials, Contraception, Contraceptive implants, Emergency contraception, Fertility, Intrauterine devices, Spanish language materials, Sterilization

Guttmacher Institute. 2010. Refusing to provide health services. New York, NY: Guttmacher Institute, 3 pp. (State policies in brief)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about state policies on refusing to provide health services. The fact sheet offers background on policies allowing health professionals, institutions, and pharmacies or pharmacists to refuse to provide health services (particularly abortion, contraception, or sterilization services) owing to religious or moral objections. The fact sheet also includes highlights of how state policies on providing health services differ.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Abortion, Access to health care, Contraception, Moral values, Religion, State legislation, Sterilization

Sonfield A, Alrich C, Gold RB. 2008. Public funding for family planning, sterilization, and abortion services, FY 1980-2006. New York, NY: Alan Guttmacher Institute, 36 pp. (Occasional report no. 38)

Annotation: This report presents the results of a survey of FY 2006 public expenditures for family planning client services, family planning education and outreach activities, sterilization services, and abortion services. It looks at expenditures nationally, for each state, and for each of the following funding sources: Title X of the Public Health Service Act, Medicaid, federal block grants (maternal and child health, social services, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), and state appropriations. Comparisons are made between FY 2006 data for family planning services with those from a series of prior surveys conducted between FY 1980 and FY 2001. The report also looks at data on abortion utilization. Contents include an executive summary, an introduction, and a discussion of the methodology and key findings. Tables, figures, and a list of references are also provided.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Abortion, Block grants, Family planning, Family planning education, Health care financing, Medicaid, National surveys, Public Health Service Act Title X, Statistical data, Sterilization, Trends

Kohn WG, Collins AS, Cleveland JL, Harte JA, Eklund KJ, Malvitz DM. 2003. Guidelines for infection control in dental health-care settings—2003. MMWR Recommendations and Reports 52(RR-17):1-66,

Annotation: This issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report consolidates previous recommendations and adds new ones for infection control in oral health care settings. Recommendations are provided on (1) educating and protecting oral health personnel, (2) preventing transmission of bloodborne pathogens, (3) hand hygiene, (4) personal protective equipment, (5) contact dermatitis and latex hypersensitivity, (6) sterilization and disinfection of patient care items, (7) environmental infection control, (8) oral health unit waterlines, biofilm, and water quality, and (9) special considerations. Additional information and resources are provided in sections on recommendations, Internet resources, and references. The appendices include sections on the regulatory framework for disinfectants and sterilants, immunizations strongly recommended for health professionals, and methods for sterilizing and disinfecting patient-care items and environmental surfaces. A special section provides information about continuing education credits.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental clinics, Dental equipment, Dental hygienists, Dental offices, Dentists, Disease prevention, Disinfection, Guidelines, Health personnel, Immunization, Infection control, Oral health, Professional education, Resource materials, Sterilization

Edwards JP, Elkins TE. 1988. Just between us: A social sexual training guide for parents and professionals who have concerns for person with retardation. Portland, OR: Ednick Communications, 157 pp.

Annotation: This monograph was written for parents and professionals and focuses on the social, emotional, and sexual development of children with special health needs. Topics include: attitudes, social-sexual needs, moral-ethical concerns, reproductive health issues, parental concerns, self esteem, sterilization and contraception, avoiding exploitation, and marriage and parenthood. Appendices provide staff guidelines for social-sexual and human relationship issues, "ACOG Ethics Committee Policy Statement on Sterilization," resource material listing, and references.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Contraception, Emotional development, Interpersonal relations, Marriage, Parents, Psychosexual development, Reproductive health, Self esteem, Sexuality, Social development, Sterilization

Alan Guttmacher Institute. 1978. Family planning, contraception, voluntary sterilization and abortion: An analysis of laws and policies in the United States, each state and jurisdiction. Rockville, MD: U.S. Bureau of Community Health Services; Washington, DC:for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 380 pp.

Annotation: This study has been prepared to revise and update a 1971 study and was designed to assemble and analyze existing federal, state, and territorial law, policies and regulations regarding contraception, voluntary sterilization, abortion and the conditions under which minors may receive these services. In addition to the federal government and the 50 states, this study covers the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Keywords: Abortion, Adolescents, Contraception, Family planning, Legislation, Sterilization, United States


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.