Projecting Health: Permanent methods for family planning

Projecting Health: Permanent methods for family planning


Permanent method of Family planning Village: Hathnasa; Block: Sareni; District: Railbareli Introduction Renu Devi – Chedu’s wife Geetu Singh – ASHA Sarla Shuka – ANM Shyama Devi – AWW Prem Sahu and Chheddu What happened? You look worried. Yes I am worried because of problems at home. I have five children. I have to take care of them and make sure they receive a proper education. And with this low paying labor work, it is very difficult. I don’t know how to pay my bills with my low income? Yes I have noticed that you are having problems at home. Yes because of money problems, we fight. I have two children and then my wife and I practiced family planning. What is family planning? It is male and female sterilization and I had the procedure. It is a method of family planning. You talk to your wife about it and then you can consult the AHSA didi. Ok I will talk to my wife and then talk to ASHA didi. I will also her to talk to my wife. Father I need money. Why? I have to buy book. Last week I bought you a book. What happened to it? I lost it. What? You have to study and you lost the book. Go away from here. I do not have any money. Come let’s go buy medicine for him. I am not going with you. I don’t have any money. Why will you not come? I am worried. Don’t bother me anymore. Why didn’t you think about having so many children beforehand?. How are you going to take care of them? No I didn’t think about it beforehand, but now I am thinking. Kamla! Yes Didi ANM Didi has come today lets go get our immunization. Where? At Panchayat Bahwan. Come soon. ASHA, I have to ask you something. What is the matter? Please come and sit. What is the problem? I have five children I am afraid of having a sixth child. Please give me some suggestions. You have done the right thing. Today is vaccination day. You can go and meet ANM at the center and she will give you some suggestions. What is wrong Renu? The problem is my husband and I fight about money everyday. Renu you have had enough children. Now you should consider male or female sterilization. I have to go remind parents to get their children vaccinated. You need to consult with your husband and then go to the center. Ok didi I will do that. Don’t be angry. I talked to the ASHA didi and she asked us to come to center and learn about permanent family planning from the ANM. Ok didi I will do that. Namaste didi. Namaste please come and sit. What can I help you with? Didi we have five kids and are not able to properly take care of them. We do not know what to do? We are scared of having a sixth one? There are various family planning methods that you should consider. Family planning involves a procedure or medical device that either one of you can do. You can protect yourself from unwanted pregnancy. Renu in family planning there are methods which are helpful to increase space between births and it is called temporary family planning. Ok didi. There are some methods which help you to stop getting pregnant and this is called permanent family planning. There are two types of procedures for family planning. There is a permanent method called male and female sterilization. Both are effective and you choice whichever you want to. Didi should I have the procedure or should Renu do it? Both are effective and you both have to decide which one of you wants to have the procedure done. Didi I will get the sterilization done. Didi what are the benefits of male and female sterilization? Female sterilization is simple, safe, and a permanent method of family planning. Couples who do not want any more children can have the procedure. It takes 30 minutes and woman can return home on the same day. The woman may have some pain after surgery and in rare cases she may have problems from the anesthesia. Ok didi Male sterilization is also simple, safe, and permanent method of family planning. Couples who do not want children in future can adopt this method. It does not involve any incision or stitch and it takes 5-10 minutes. The man can go home the same day. Male sterilization is effective only after three months so for three months you will need to use another form of birth control such as condoms. Didi are there any complications after surgery? Do we need to go meet someone after that? If there are any complications please visit your nearest health center and consult the doctor. Ok didi we understood. What are the benefits of family planning? Family planning prevents from unwanted pregnancies and improves the health of mother, child, and community. If the mother and child are healthy, then there is you will not need to visit the health clinic as much. If everyone is healthy then you are less likely to be sick. This helps to Increase your income and poverty is reduced. Ok didi Renu and Chedu you will need to decide what method of family planning you would like to have. Once you decide please go to the hospital to have the procedure done. Thank you didi for giving us good advice. Namaste Om Prakash Sharma, Health Education Officer, Sareni Family planning involves a procedure or a medical device which helps to limit the family and space between births. Methods which helps in spacing birth is temporary planning and Methods which couple voluntarily choice to limit their family is called permanent family planning. Permanent family planning is male and female sterilization. Both are effective and if any complications arise then you need to go to the nearest health center. The benefit of family planning is that both mother and child are healthy. Healthy family builds health communities. Concept – Kumar Vikrant Story – Rajender Prasad Sahu Direction – Ratna Prakash Tripathi Editing – Surendra Sahu and Zeenat Support – Uma Shankar and Sudha Tiwari Filmed 15.11.2013 Thanks

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