Good training gives providers confidence to insert IUDs.
That good training builds provider confidence to offer clients IUDs is underscored by the experience of the Family Planning Association This article is about the UK charity. For the Hong Kong organisation, see The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong.
The Family Planning Association, also known as fpa, is a UK registered charity (number 250187) working to promote sexual health. of Kenya (FPAK FPAK Family Planning Association of Kenya
FPAK Federação Portuguesa de Automibilismo E Karting (Portugal)
FPAK Flat Package ), a private nongovernmental organization that is an affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation The International Planned Parenthood Federation is a global non-governmental organization with the broad aims of promoting sexual and reproductive health, and advocating the right of individuals to make their own choices in family planning. .
"IUD IUD Definition
An IUD is an intrauterine device made of plastic and/or copper that is inserted into the womb (uterus) by way of the vaginal canal. One type releases a hormone (progesterone), and is replaced each year. use has declined throughout Kenya, but at FPAK's 12 clinics--which serve some 27,000 family planning family planning
Use of measures designed to regulate the number and spacing of children within a family, largely to curb population growth and ensure each family’s access to limited resources. clients each year--one of every five women seeking a contraceptive method chooses the IUD," says Dr. Josiah Onyango, senior program officer of service delivery at FPAK. "And that acceptance rate has remained steady for the last five years.
"I believe there are several reasons for this. First, FPAK providers are confident that they can safely and correctly insert and remove IUDs because they are initially well trained both in IUD insertion and removal and in infection prevention, and they later benefit from training updates and supportive supervision. FPAK providers are also well trained to describe the characteristics of the IUD." Some contraceptive methods may be easier than the IUD to provide, Dr. Onyango admits, but at FPAK "we emphasize the importance of informed choice based on a full explanation of all available contraceptive options. Method choice is not what the provider wants, but what is best for the client, respecting the client's preference."