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This page was originally published in 2012 and has since been updated. Myth: Abortion Some couples do not want to use the IUD because they incorrectly believe that the IUD prevents pregnancy by causing abortions. Fact: IUDs do not work ...
This page was originally published in 2012 and has since been updated. Myth: Complications with method Some clients who seek family planning incorrectly believe that male condoms can easily get lost in a woman’s vagina or uterus and can travel ...
Contraceptive implants are thin, small (4cm), flexible rods which are implanted under the skin of the upper arm by a doctor or a nurse. They are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
This page was originally published in 2012 and has since been updated. Female sterilization is an effective form of contraception that permanently prevents a woman from becoming pregnant. Sterilization does NOT protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. The ...
This page was originally published in 2012 and has since been updated. Oral contraceptives (the pill) are hormonally active pills which are usually taken by women on a daily basis. They contain either two hormones combined (progestogen and estrogen) or ...
Withdrawal (also known as 'pulling out') is when the man removes his penis from the woman's vagina before ejaculation. This prevents the semen from entering the woman's body.
The Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) which is hosted by IPPF was set up in 2006 in order to support grass-roots organisations to increase access to safe abortion. One such organisation which received support under the last round of funding ...
SIZE defines many things about Nigeria. Being Africa’s most populous country ensures that plenty of the issues it faces are big. Nigeria’s population is around 188 million, and growing at more than 3% a year. Around a quarter of young ...
Lorraine is centre manager of the Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) clinic in Kibera, Nairobi – a place best known for being Africa’s biggest urban slum. Here FHOK is fighting poverty and myths to provide sexual health and education.
A thousand km from the policy makers and multi nationals gathering in New Dehli for the International Family Planning 2020 meeting is Barwani District - a hilly, isolated area of Madhya Pradesh. It is home to 1.3 million people, some ...