This job aid contains guidance for health care providers to counsel family planning clients on bleeding changes associated with the use of hormonal contraception and the copper intrauterine device (IUD). Fears and misconceptions about menstrual bleeding frequently contribute to discontinuation and non-use of contraception. In addition, although amenorrhea or reduced bleeding can have important noncontraceptive health and lifestyle advantages for women, these potential benefits are often not emphasized in counseling sessions.

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10-Apr-20 06:04

Plan well for delivery

The expression ‘once bitten, twice shy’ aptly describes the conditions surrounding the birth of the last two of Mercy Bole’s three children.

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10-Apr-20 06:16

Improving quality of care during childbirth

Over the past three years, USAID’s Afya Uzazi has been working with Baringo and Nakuru counties to improve the quality and experience of the care that mothers and newborns receive around the time of childbirth.

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