Journalist visit to FSP Clinic, Limawa, Minna On Enlightenment as to family planning

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Media Forum in Niger State instituted by the Development Communications Network and The Challenge Initiative (TCI) team arrived at the clinic on April 2nd 2020,they were welcomed by the Second in charge of the Family Planning Unit at the Clinic, Madam Hassana M. Hussani. She briefed the team on Family planning methods. She listed Some contraceptive methods.

Contraception methods
1. Long-acting reversible contraception, such as the implant or intra uterine device (IUD)
2. Hormonal contraception, such the pill or the Depo Provera injection.
3. Barrier methods, such as condoms.
4. Emergency contraception.
5. Fertility awareness.
6. Permanent contraception, such as vasectomy and tubal ligation.

She said, Some types of birth control work better than others. The kinds of birth control that work the best to prevent pregnancy are the implant and IUDs — they’re also the most convenient to use, and the most foolproof.

Other birth control methods, like the pill, ring, patch, and shot, are also really good at preventing pregnancy if you use them perfectly. But people aren’t perfect, and these methods are easier to mess up than implants and IUDs.

It’s super important to make sure you use your birth control the right way. This means you can’t forget to take your pill, change your ring, or get your shot on time — or you’ll be at risk for pregnancy. So the best method of birth control for you is the one you’ll always use correctly.

Condoms + Birth Control = Extra Protection

On the matter of Condoms, Madam Hassana Enlightened the team that Condoms are your safer sex superhero: they’re the only way to get protection from pregnancy and STDs during vaginal sex.

No birth control method is perfect. So using condoms with another type of birth control (like the implant, IUD, or pill) gives you backup protection in case either method fails. And condoms seriously lower your chances of getting all kinds of sexually transmitted infections, like HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes.

Madam Hassana also emphasized that they also have male clients as well, but only Condoms are administered to male clients.

Also the press team inquired if there has been a decrease in patronage of family planning scheme during this Covid 19 pandemic.