What's the best way to learn about all the effective birth control methods available? Seeing all the options in one place is a great place to start. Some health clinics and many health educators use birth control kits to show patients the wide range of contraceptives. In addition to contraceptive samples for hands-on demonstration, kits can also include anatomy charts and other important sexual health information.
For healthcare providers who would like to be able to show their patients a full range of contraceptives all at once, there are a few options:
1. Birth Control Training Kit from PPMW
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington offers a birth control kit that allows you to tailor your education program to the age and comfort level of your audience. It also offers a "hands-on" learning experience with a range of inactive birth control samples that can be used for demonstration purposes. See it here.
2. Educator Kit from the Total Access Group
The educator kit from the Total Access Group is similarly designed with a range of family planning options that can be used for demonstration purposes. This kit comes in a professional looking tailored bag. See it here.
3) Make Your Own
Of course, some health providers choose to make their own kits according to the needs of their clinics. Below is an example of a birth control basket that the Family Tree Clinic of St. Paul, MN, put together, which includes the contraceptive options available at their clinic.
Whichever option an educator or health provider chooses, it is a great way to educate patients and open up a conversation that helps a patient explore her full range of family planning methods and find the one that will best meet her needs.
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