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More women using contraceptive in Bajura

Himalayan News Service
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Bajura, September 7

With many family planning organisations active in Bajura, the district has witnessed a rise in the number of women using contraceptives.

Non-government organisations such as UNFPA, Adra Nepal, Marie Stopes International, Sunaulo Pariwar Nepal and Phase Nepal have been carrying out family planning-related activities and programmes. They are providing family planning services to men and women in the district.

Non-government organisations in coordination with local bodies and the district public health office have mobilised women health volunteers in villages to increase awareness of family planning and family planning services.

Pabitra Shahi, 21, of Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality benefited from family planning service in her village for the first time. “As health workers came to my doorstep offering family planning services, I used an implant service,” she said.

Sharmila BK of the municipality also used family planning service for the first time. “I was in the dark about contraceptive devices. This is the first time I’ve used the service after health workers visited my home,” she said.

According to Ratna Kayastha, project officer of Adra Nepal, his organisation has mobilised women health workers in Tribeni Municipality and Jagannath, Gaumul and Swamikartik rural municipalities in coordination with the District Public Health Office.

“A number of women have benefited from family planning services after we informed them about their values,” said Susmita Pariyar, who works for Adra Nepal.

Sunaulo Pariwar Nepal with financial support from Marie Stopes International has been organising family planning activities in all local bodies of the district under its MS Ladies Programme.

“As there are very few people using family planning services in the district, we’ve started providing the services locally by launching various awareness programmes,” said Sunaulo Pariwar Nepal channel leader Rabindra Khaniya.

Similarly, Phase Nepal is now launching its services in Budhinanda Municipality and Himali and Swamikartik Khapar rural municipalities, according to staff nurse Mun Devkota, who works for the organisation.

A version of this article appears in print on September 08, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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