Presents comprehensive guidelines for family planning program managers considering the introduction or expansion of injectable contraceptives as an option for women seeking fertility control. Thoroughly grounded in research as well as practical experience, the book concentrates on the facts & advice needed to help service managers to understand what the decision to offer injectables means in terms of both demands on staff & services & the health & welfare of clients. Emphasis is placed on the safe & effective use of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) & norethisterone enantate (NET-EN), the most widely used injectables currently licensed in some 100 countries. Readers are also given a thorough explanation of the controversy surrounding safety evaluations, particularly concerning the marketing of DMPA in the USA. The important distinctions between clinic-based & community-based services is described. Several chapters concentrate on the practical & logistic problems encountered in the day-to-day organization, management, & evaluation of a program. Details range from a 13-point checklist of activities required for the introduction of injectables, through points to be covered during a counselling session, to advice on the design of program evaluation.World Health Organisation Staff is the author of 'Injectable Contraceptives Their Role in Family Planning Care' with ISBN 9789241544023 and ISBN 9241544023.