3rd March – CONTRACEPTION
Slogan: CONTRACEPTION SAVES LIVES
Every pregnancy should be planned and wanted.
Family planning can play a pivotal role in improving the lives of women and their families.
Planned pregnancies make healthy babies and reduce maternal mortality.
Did you know that adolescent pregnancy can lead to devastating health consequences?
Adolescents are more vulnerable to pregnancy complications, such as preterm delivery, stillbirth, maternal death and – in developing countries – obstetric fistula (a hole between the birth canal and bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour, without access to timely, high-quality medical treatment).
Education of boys and girls and a good contraceptive counselling can avoid all this!
Did you know that some contraceptives can be effective for a long time although being reversible?
These “forgettable” methods called “long-acting reversible contraceptives” (LARCs) provide safe, long-term and highly effective prevention of pregnancy after one-time placement of a device. They include the subdermal hormonal implant and the intrauterine devices (that is hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs), which can be used also by young women who have not been pregnant.
you do not like taking medications regularly,
you think you might not remember to take the pill every day,
you would like to delay your pregnancy for some years,
you have contraindications for the use of contraceptives containing oestrogens
LARCs can be YOUR SOLUTION!
Did you know that hormonal contraception can prolong your life?
If you use hormonal contraceptives your overall risk of death is reduced by 13% . You have 38% less risk of dying from colon cancer, 57% less from endometrial cancer and 47% less from ovarian cancer. Your risk of dying from a heart attack falls by 25% .
Did you know that hormonal contraceptives can help you with your periods?
If you suffer from heavy or painful menstruation, hormonal contraceptives can help you. Also if you have a premenstrual syndrome, including swelling, irritability, fatigue, mood swings or sleeping disturbances in the premenstrual period, a hormonal contraceptive may be your friend!
Hormonal contraceptives can help you overcome many of the symptoms of some hormonally related diseases, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis. Talk it over with your doctor!