Visit to FSP Clinic, Limawa, Minna
The Challenge Initiative (TIC) team visited the FSP clinic on the 2nd of April, 2020. We were recieved by the Family Planning Unit at the clinic. The second in charge Mrs. Hassana M. Hussan briefed the team.
Mrs. Hassana explained what Family Planning is and listed methods used which includes the use of contraceptives, injections and tablets depending on the desired method picked by the patient.
She also gave a brief description of how the Family Planning Unit of the hospital functions. She said they open at 8am and close at 2pm daily, she said the unit counsels patients, ask them which method they prefer, check the Blood Pressure of patients and advice patients.
- Long-acting reversible contraception, such as the implant or intra uterine device (IUD)
- Hormonal contraception, such the pill or the Depo Provera injection.
- Barrier methods, such as condoms.
- Emergency contraception.
- Fertility awareness.
- 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.
Mrs. Hassana said male clients only use Condoms.
Photos from the visit below: