Contraceptive use up but responsibility for family planning still mostly on women
Geela Garcia - Philstar.com
March 13, 2022 | 1:00pm
For women like Paunil, birth control methods were accessible because she lives close to a clinic of Likhaan Center for Women's Health.
"I decided to get an implant because there was no way we would survive [if we have] another child," said Paunil. A birth control implant is about the size of a matchstick. It is inserted inside a woman’s upper arm and releases hormones to prevent women from getting pregnant.
Women 15-49 in very poor communities served in the current year
Health consultations performed annually by Likhaan in the last 5 years
Community health volunteers organized and mobilized to help their neighborhoods in the current year
#DasurvKoTo: a Sexual and Reproductive Health Fair Highlighting Young Women’s Empowerment
In celebration of women’s month, Likhaan and our affiliate community-based women and youth organizations, in partnership with other community youth organizations and NGOs, cooked up a fair for young women to learn, love, and express themselves more; strengthen their physical and decision-making capacities; and engage with sexual and reproductive health providers and other social service providers for young people.
The theme, #DasurvKoTo, a youth jargon translating to “I deserve”), refers to what they think are their entitlements are for which they demand: Kilalanin, Igalang, Pahalagahan (“Recognize”, “Respect”, “Value”).