Family planning

Family planning:-
Def Family planning is a basic human right for an individual/couple to exercise control over their fertility and make informed decision on the number of children they want to have ,when the have the first and last pregnancy and the space between pregnacies

Def of contraception:- it’s the process through which family planning methods are provided to prevent pregnancy

Natural family planning definition:-
Natural family planning is a form of birth control that doesn’t involve pills or devices.

Natural methods of family planning:-
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Calendar based methods

calendar rhythm method, a woman must first monitor the length of her menstrual cycle for six months. โ€ฆ The calculator must be updated at each menstrual cycle, and the most recent six cycles should always be used to work out the fertile period of the current menstrual cycle.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Billing’s method ( cervical mucus)
๐Ÿ’ฆ The Billings ovulation method is a method in which women use their vaginal mucous to determine their fertility. It does not rely on the presence of ovulation, rather it identifies patterns of potential fertility and obvious infertility within the cycle, whatever its length. Effectiveness, however, is not very clear.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Basal body temperature
The basal body temperature method is a method of natural family planning that requires only the purchase of a very accurate thermometer. The method, which calls for tracking the woman’s body temperature on a daily basis, helps to determine which days of the month she is fertile.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ withdrawal
The withdrawal method of contraception (coitus interruptus) is the practice of withdrawing the penis from the vagina and away from a woman’s external genitals before ejaculation to prevent pregnancy. The goal of the withdrawal method โ€” also called “pulling out” โ€” is to prevent sperm from entering the vagina. Lactational amenorrhea method (LAM)
๐Ÿ’ฆ Temporary method of FP based on lack of ovulation resulting from Exclusive breastfeeding
๐Ÿ’ฆit’s used during 6months post delivery when fertility is low and infant if fed exclusively on breast milk
๐Ÿ’ฆ98% effective if used correctly
Advantages of LAM
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ protection against pregnancy
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Affordable-no direct cost for fp.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝNo systemic side
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝNo medical supervision

Disadvantages of LAM
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝBreastfeeding pattern may be difficult to maintain.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝNo STD or HIV protection.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝDuration of method limited.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝOnly useful for
breastfeeding women.
Benefits of LAM to
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝpassive immunization and protection from other infectious disease
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝbest source of nutrition
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Decreased exposure to contaminants in water,other milk
To mother
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝDecreased postpartum bleeding
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝmaternal bonding with the baby Classification of hormonal contraceptives

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Oral contraceptives
๐Ÿ’ฆcocs-combined oral contraceptives
๐Ÿ’ฆpop-progestrone only pill

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Injectable contraceptives
๐Ÿ’ฆDepo provera

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Implants
๐Ÿ’ฆimplanon combined oral contraceptives
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝit’s pills containing synthetic estrogen and progesterone

Benefits of cocs
Reduce menstrual flow
๐Ÿ’ฆ decrease dysmenorrhea
๐Ÿ’ฆ improve and prevent anemia
๐Ÿ’ฆ protect against ovarian and endometrial cancer
๐Ÿ’ฆ prevent ectopic pregnancy
๐Ÿ’ฆ protect against PID
๐Ÿ’ฆdon’t interferes with sexual intercourse
๐Ÿ’ฆconvinient and easy to use
Disadvantage of cocs
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ user dependent.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝsome nausea , dizziness, mild breast tenderness
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ effectiveness may be lowered when certain drug’s are taken
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ forgetfulness increases. Method failure
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝcan delay return to fertility
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝdo not protect STI
And HIV progesterone only pill
๐Ÿ’ฆ These are pills that have synthetic progesterone
Advantages of POp
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝpelvic examination not required prior to use
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝdo not interfere with intercourse
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝdo not affect breastfeeding
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ immediate return of fertility when stopped
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝfew side effects

Disadvantage of pops
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Cause changes in menstrual bleeding Patten
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝUser dependent
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝmust be taken at the same time every day

Emergency pill (P2)
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝits contraceptive method used to prevent pregnant AFTER unprotected sex
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝit’s effective within 72hours
Advantages of Emergency pill
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝEmergency contraception is safe and effective in preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝsome emergency contraception is available over the counter.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝEmergency contraception is private. โ€ฆ

Disadvantage of Emergency pill
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝECPs are not as effective as some other types of birth control.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝECPs require a clinic visit and a prescription in some cases.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝECPs may cause side effects, including nausea (anti-nausea medication might help with this), vomiting, stomach pain, and headaches.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝECPs should not be used as a regular method of contraception
Mechanism of action of cocs, pops and Emergency pill
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ suppress ovulation
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝthicken cervical mucus
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝReduces sperm transport in upper genital tract (fallopian tube)
Depo provera
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝDepo-Provera is a well-known brand name for medroxyprogesterone acetate, a contraceptive injection that contains the hormone progestin. Depo-Provera is given as an injection every three months. Depo-Provera typically suppresses ovulation, keeping your ovaries from releasing an egg. It also thickens cervical mucus to keep sperm from reaching the egg.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝthey are hormones bearing capsules or rods which are inserted under the skin of the womans upper arm release the progestin hormones slowly over a long period to prevent pregnancy

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Advantages of implants
๐Ÿ’ฆ Immediate return of fertility
๐Ÿ’ฆfew side effects
๐Ÿ’ฆ clients needs to return to clinic only if problems
๐Ÿ’ฆNo supplies needed by client
๐Ÿ’ฆcan be provided by trained personel
๐Ÿ’ฆContain no estrogen
๐Ÿ’ฆ highly effective
๐Ÿ’ฆlong term method
๐Ÿ’ฆdo not interfere with intercourse
๐Ÿ’ฆdo not affect breastfeeding
๐Ÿ’ฆ Effective contraceptive with 24hrs
Disadvantage of implants
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝcauses changes in menstrual bleeding Patten
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝrequire trained provider for insertion and removal
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝDo not protect STDs or HIV
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ cost-effectiveness dependent on length of use
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ effectiveness may be lowered when certain drugs are used eg :-for epilepsy phenytoin
Those who can use implants
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝwomen of any reproductive age
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝwomen of any parity including nulliparous
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝwho are post abortion
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝwho are breastfeeding
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝThe contraceptive implant (Implanon NXTยฎ) is a soft plastic stick about 4 cm long. The implant slowly releases a hormone, progestogen, into your body. Progestogen is similar to the hormone produced by the ovaries.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝJadelle is a contraceptive implant, used to prevent pregnancy. Contraceptive implants such as Jadelle are for long term (up to five years) use. The implants contain a synthetic hormone, levonorgestrel, which is also one of the active ingredients used in many oral contraceptives
Principles of family planning:-

Agency and autonomy.
โ€ข Availability.
โ€ข Accessibility.
โ€ข Acceptability.
โ€ข Quality.
โ€ข Empowerment.
โ€ข Equity and non-discrimination.
โ€ข Informed choice.

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