Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Do I need to take a break from hormonal control periodically?

Answer:
There is no need to take a break from hormonal control.


Question: What should I do if I forgot to use contraceptives during intercourse?

Answer:
Emergency Contraceptive Pills can be used in such case within 72 hours.


Question: Is cycle timing or withdrawal effective?

Answer:
Yes, but not 100% safe and is associated with % failure rate.


Question: If I am newly married, can I still get an IUD inserted?

Answer:
No, it is not wise to have IUCD inserted.

 

Question: Must I always use condoms if I have a history of Herpes or HPV?

Answer:
Yes, always use condoms if have a history of herpes or Human Papilloma virus.


Question: Do cheaper generic birth control pills work as well?

Answer:
Yes, off course. If manufactured by the registered medical firm.


Question: Can I get pregnant if I am breast-feeding?

Answer:
Yes, if only mother who exclusively breast feed their child without giving an additional formula milk or water for the first six months are protected from getting pregnant otherwise a birth control method inject able or Progestin only pill or IUCD will protect a women from getting pregnant.


Question: Is there a pill for birth control that will also take away my painful periods?

Answer:
It has no relation with dysmenorrhea.


Question: Which method would be best for my age and living situation?

Answer:
The Complete information will be provided at our service outlets. It would be surly based on your clinical history and physical examination.


Question: Where can I receive services?

Answer:
Family planning services are available in RHSC-As, MSUs & FWCs throughout the province. Addresses are available at our website.


Question: Who is eligible to receive services?

Answer:
Services are available to individuals who are married and require family planning services. 


Question: Can you tell me the costs of Female sterilization, and how effective this is?

Answer:
Female sterilization is a surgical birth control method. It is 99% effective and free of cost.


Question: How long does it take for the pill or Depo-Provera to work?

Answer:
The pill is effective two weeks after you start using it. It basically shuts off your ovaries. As long as you remember to take it at the same time each day you will be protected from pregnancy. The Depo-Provera shot is effective about 24 hours after it is given, even if it is the first time getting the shot.


Question: Will anyone know about my visit to the Family Welfare Center?

Answer:
The FP/RH service is completely confidential only the staff member will know about your visit and your information will not be made available to anyone else.


Question: How much will the appointment cost?

Answer:
All services are available free of charge.
 

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