Having the kind of life you want depends on choices you make. One of the most important choices to make is when to have children.
Find below downloadable information on related topics:
The methods are accompanied by instructional illustrations that depict appropriate scenarios and others are instructional.
The Flip Chart can be used by nurses in the family planning units, NGO partners, CHO’s (Community Health Officers),and Volunteers when they go out into the communities for outreach education…
The Life Choices leaflet is a brief document that provides basic information on contraceptives in a pocket size form to enable client maintain privacy when acquiring information on contraceptive methods.
The leaflets are easy to tote around and can be used as reference materials.
The Coach Guide is a community education tool that uses football as a platform to promote life skills and healthy behaviors among the youth in the community. It uses interactive games/drills, group activities and role plays to address issues related to contraceptive use, access to youth friendly services, and how to make the right choices that will help prepare young people to meet the challenges of adulthood…
Trigger Sketch Manual
Youth Action Kit
The Pill is a small tablet that a woman takes everyday to prevent pregnancy. It is most effective when taken at about the same time everyday. When a woman stops taking the Pill, she will become pregnant…learn more
The Male Condom
The condom is a close fitting rubber sheath a man wears on his erect penis during sexual intercourse. It protects against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STIs) including HIV…learn more
The Female Condom
The female condom is a sheath of thin,transparent and soft plastic (polyurethane) that is designed to fit into a woman’s vagina.
It is placed in the vagina before sexual intercourse…learn more
The injectable is a family planning injection given to a woman at regular intervals by a trained health provider.
The three commonly used injectables in Ghana are Depo-Provera given every three months, Noristerat given given every two months and Norigyon given monthly…learn more
This is a set of two (2) rods put under the skin of a woman’s upper arm by a doctor or nurse.These rods have hormones on them which can prevent pregnancy for 5 years, when they cease to be effective.
They can be removed even earlier if the woman desires to become pregnant…learn more
Intra Uterine Device (UID)
An IUD is a small flexible device that is placed in the woman’s womb through her vagina to prevent pregnancy.
It prevents pregnancy for 10 years but can be taken out anytime if the woman desires to become pregnant…learn more
This is a permanent method, also called tubal ligation that closes the tubes that carry eggs from the egg bag to the womb. A small cut is made in the woman’s abdomen and the tubes are blocked to prevent the sperm and egg from uniting.
After the procedure is performed, women still menstruate regularly but cannot become pregnant anymore…learn more
Vasectomy is a permanent method for men who want to stop having children. It involves a short and simple procedure during which the tubes that carry the sperm from the man’s testicles (balls) to the penis are blocked. After a vasectomy, a man will have sex just as before but he cannot make a woman pregnant…learn more
Dual Protection refers to protecting yourself from unplanned pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including HIV at the same time…learn more