3KR Health Centre

14 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

A To Z Quality Health Family Health Services

14 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

A.I.C Simbi-Lelwak Dispensary

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Copper-based Intrauterine Contraceptive System

A copper-based intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is a small device made with copper that is inserted into the uterine cavity to prevent pregnancy for upto 12years.

How it works

Copper IUCDs work to prevent pregnancy by releasing copper in the uterus and preventing fertilization.

Effectiveness

  • When inserted correctly, Copper-based IUCDs provide 99% effectiveness.

Advantages

  • Copper IUCDs have high effectiveness and safety and provide immediate protection after insertion.
  • They provide long-acting protection against pregnancy for up to 12 years.
  • In addition, IUCDs do not require client action for efficacy.
  • Copper-based IUCDs can be used immediately after delivery.
  • There is an immediate return to fertility upon removal of the device.
  • Copper-based IUCDs are effective as an emergency contraceptive if inserted within 5 days of unprotected sexual intercourse.
  • Can be used when breastfeeding.
  • It is not affected by other medications.

Limitations

  • Insertion and removal of IUCDs must be done at a health facility by a trained medical professional.
  • Small risk of infection at insertion and expulsion.
  • Does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other STIs.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Aboge

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Abogeta Health Centre

17 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Male Condoms

The male condom is a thin, latex rubber sheath made to fit a man’s erect penis.

How the method works

  • Condoms prevent pregnancy by physically preventing the male sperm from gaining access to the woman’s reproductive system.

Common Type of Male Condoms

  • Condoms come in different sizes, colors, and textures. Some are coated with a lubricant or spermicide.

Effectiveness

  • When used consistently and correctly in every sexual encounter, male condoms can be 98% effective.
  • However, typical male condom use is only moderately effective at about 87%.

Advantages

  • Generally easy to obtain.
  • Can easily be carried and used on demand
  • It can be used when breastfeeding.
  • It is important to note that the male condom prevents pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and STIs spread by discharge and skin-skin contact.

Limitations

  • Cannot be used with oil-based lubricants since this could reduce their effectiveness.
  • If not properly used, condoms may tear or come out duirng sex.
  • Condoms can also be made less effective by heat, light, and humidity.
  • Some people are allergic to latex rubber.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Absalom Wangul Dispensary

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Administaration Police Dispensary (Kisumu)

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Adu Dispensary

04 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Adurkoit Dispensary

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Life Yangu

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!

World Contraception Day

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!


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Press Material

Here is everything you need to know about the Life Yangu project and it's partners, mission and background.


For Workers

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Our Partners

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Aego Sagenya Dispensary

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Male Condoms

The male condom is a thin, latex rubber sheath made to fit a man’s erect penis.

How the method works

  • Condoms prevent pregnancy by physically preventing the male sperm from gaining access to the woman’s reproductive system.

Common Type of Male Condoms

  • Condoms come in different sizes, colors, and textures. Some are coated with a lubricant or spermicide.

Effectiveness

  • When used consistently and correctly in every sexual encounter, male condoms can be 98% effective.
  • However, typical male condom use is only moderately effective at about 87%.

Advantages

  • Generally easy to obtain.
  • Can easily be carried and used on demand
  • It can be used when breastfeeding.
  • It is important to note that the male condom prevents pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and STIs spread by discharge and skin-skin contact.

Limitations

  • Cannot be used with oil-based lubricants since this could reduce their effectiveness.
  • If not properly used, condoms may tear or come out duirng sex.
  • Condoms can also be made less effective by heat, light, and humidity.
  • Some people are allergic to latex rubber.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Afya Bora Medical Clinic

19 June 2024 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Afya House Dispensary

04 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Aga Khan Medical Centre (Kapsabet)

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Progesterone-Releasing Vaginal Ring

Hormonal Method
The Progesterone-Releasing Vaginal Ring is also commonly referred to as “Vaginal Ring”. The Vaginal Ring is a flexible ring that contains progestin hormone and is inserted into the vagina to prevent pregnancy in actively breastfeeding mothers. The ring is worn for about 90s days before being replaced by another and can be started at least four to nine weeks after giving birth.

How it works

It works by preventing the release of an egg from the ovaries and also thinning the lining of the uterus.

Common Types of Vaginal Rings

The common types of vaginal rings include the combined hormonal vaginal rings and progestin-only vaginal rings.

Effectiveness

  • When the vaginal ring is used consistently and correctly, effectiveness is over 98%.

Advantages

    • The woman can insert and remove the ring by herself at home.
    • This method does not affect milk production or composition in breastfeeding women.
    • Return to fertility is immediately after removal.

Limitations

  • When using the vaginal ring, a woman may experience vaginal discharge, changes in bleeding patterns, breast discomfort, lower abdominal pains, and rare urinary discomfort.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Agenga Dispensary

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Male voluntary surgical contraception (Vasectomy)

Vasectomy is a permanent method of pregnancy prevention for men. In this method, the man takes responsibility for contraception therefore takes the burden off women.

How the method works

  • It is the surgical process of cutting or tying the 2 tubes that carry sperms to the penis in order to prevent spermatozoa from mixing with seminal fluid.
  • Consequently, when ejaculation occurs, the seminal fluid will not have any sperm.

Common Vasectomy Techniques

  • There are scalpel and non-scalpel vasectomy techniques.

Effectiveness

  • Vasectomy is more than 99% effective.
  • There is a delay of about 3 months in effectiveness after the procedure has been performed. Couples are therefore advised to use condoms during this period.

Advantages

  • It is important to note that a vasectomy procedure is virtually irreversible and can be done only by a trained and skilled health provider.

Limitations

  • With a vasectomy, one may experience minimal risks and side effects of anesthesia, as well as pain and any general risks associated with surgical procedures.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Agma Clinic

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Agma Clinic

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Progesterone-Releasing Vaginal Ring

Hormonal Method
The Progesterone-Releasing Vaginal Ring is also commonly referred to as “Vaginal Ring”. The Vaginal Ring is a flexible ring that contains progestin hormone and is inserted into the vagina to prevent pregnancy in actively breastfeeding mothers. The ring is worn for about 90s days before being replaced by another and can be started at least four to nine weeks after giving birth.

How it works

It works by preventing the release of an egg from the ovaries and also thinning the lining of the uterus.

Common Types of Vaginal Rings

The common types of vaginal rings include the combined hormonal vaginal rings and progestin-only vaginal rings.

Effectiveness

  • When the vaginal ring is used consistently and correctly, effectiveness is over 98%.

Advantages

    • The woman can insert and remove the ring by herself at home.
    • This method does not affect milk production or composition in breastfeeding women.
    • Return to fertility is immediately after removal.

Limitations

  • When using the vaginal ring, a woman may experience vaginal discharge, changes in bleeding patterns, breast discomfort, lower abdominal pains, and rare urinary discomfort.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Ahero County Hospital

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Ainabkoi (RCEA) Health Centre

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Ainamoi Dispensary

14 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Airport Health Centre

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Akachiu Health Centre

17 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Progestin-only Contraceptive Pills (POPs)

Hormonal Method

Progestin-only Contraceptive Pills are also known as “the mini-pill” and only contain one hormone – progestin, in a smaller dose (typically 10% – 50%) less than that used in the combined pill.

How it works

The pill works by preventing the release of eggs from ovaries and thickening the cervical mucus, therefore preventing the sperm from meeting an egg.

Common Types of POPs

The common types of POPs contain 35 active pills in a single pack cycle.

Effectiveness

  • When used consistently and correctly, POPs are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy
  • Effectiveness depends on the user: For women who have monthly bleeding, risk of pregnancy is greatest if pills are taken late or missed completely.
  • For greatest effectiveness, a woman must take one pill everyday.

Advantages

    • Highly effective in protecting against pregnancy if used correctly and consistently.
    • No delay in return to fertility after the pill is stopped.
    • Safe for breastfeeding women and their babies since they do not affect milk production.

Limitations

  • It is important to note that the pill must be taken daily at the same time each day whether or not a woman has sex that day. and that this pill does not disrupt existing pregnancies.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Akaiga Dispensary

17 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Life Yangu

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!

World Contraception Day

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!


Read More    ›

Press Material

Here is everything you need to know about the Life Yangu project and it's partners, mission and background.


Read More    ›

For Workers

Need to share vital information about contraception and sexual health? Check out these free resources from our partners.


Read More    ›

Our Partners

Talk to us

hello@lifeyangu.com

Find us on social media

Alale Health Centre

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Life Yangu

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!

World Contraception Day

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!


Read More    ›

Press Material

Here is everything you need to know about the Life Yangu project and it's partners, mission and background.


For Workers

Need to share vital information about contraception and sexual health? Check out these free resources from our partners.


Our Partners

Talk to us

hello@lifeyangu.com

Find us on social media

Aldai Doctors Clinic

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Progesterone-Releasing Vaginal Ring

Hormonal Method
The Progesterone-Releasing Vaginal Ring is also commonly referred to as “Vaginal Ring”. The Vaginal Ring is a flexible ring that contains progestin hormone and is inserted into the vagina to prevent pregnancy in actively breastfeeding mothers. The ring is worn for about 90s days before being replaced by another and can be started at least four to nine weeks after giving birth.

How it works

It works by preventing the release of an egg from the ovaries and also thinning the lining of the uterus.

Common Types of Vaginal Rings

The common types of vaginal rings include the combined hormonal vaginal rings and progestin-only vaginal rings.

Effectiveness

  • When the vaginal ring is used consistently and correctly, effectiveness is over 98%.

Advantages

    • The woman can insert and remove the ring by herself at home.
    • This method does not affect milk production or composition in breastfeeding women.
    • Return to fertility is immediately after removal.

Limitations

  • Not suitable for women who are not actively breastfeeding (at least 4 episodes in a day)
  • Does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Aldai Medical Services

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Female voluntary surgical contraception /Bilateral Tubal Ligation

Female sterilization or Bilateral Tubal Ligation (BTL) is a voluntary surgical procedure to provide permanent pregnancy protection.

How the method works

It is a minor surgical operation that involves cutting and tying the fallopian tubes in order to prevent the sperm from fertilizing the ovum that was released from the ovary and reaching the uterine cavity

Effectiveness

  • It is a highly effective method of contraception, with a pregnancy rate of less than 1% of women in the first year after surgery.

Advantages

  • It is generally a safe procedure when performed by a trained service provider.

Limitations

  • With female sterilization, one may experience minimal risks and side effects of anesthesia, as well as pain and any general risks associated with surgical procedures.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Alexandria General Hospital

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Female voluntary surgical contraception /Bilateral Tubal Ligation

Female sterilization or Bilateral Tubal Ligation (BTL) is a voluntary surgical procedure to provide permanent pregnancy protection.

How the method works

It is a minor surgical operation that involves cutting and tying the fallopian tubes in order to prevent the sperm from fertilizing the ovum that was released from the ovary and reaching the uterine cavity

Effectiveness

  • It is a highly effective method of contraception, with a pregnancy rate of less than 1% of women in the first year after surgery.

Advantages

  • It is generally a safe procedure when performed by a trained service provider.

Limitations

  • With female sterilization, one may experience minimal risks and side effects of anesthesia, as well as pain and any general risks associated with surgical procedures.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Alms House Dispensary (Tudor)

31 October 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Alpha Hill Medical Centre

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Female voluntary surgical contraception /Bilateral Tubal Ligation

Female sterilization or Bilateral Tubal Ligation (BTL) is a voluntary surgical procedure to provide permanent pregnancy protection.

How the method works

It is a minor surgical operation that involves cutting and tying the fallopian tubes in order to prevent the sperm from fertilizing the ovum that was released from the ovary and reaching the uterine cavity

Effectiveness

  • It is a highly effective method of contraception, with a pregnancy rate of less than 1% of women in the first year after surgery.

Advantages

  • It is generally a safe procedure when performed by a trained service provider.
  • Has no effect on breast feeding
  • Does not affect a woman’s sexual desire, ability, and performance
  • Cost effective after initial procedure

Limitations

  • Generally irreversible—the success of reversal surgery cannot be guaranteed
  • Procedure needs specially equipped facilities and trained personnel
  • Does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Alwalidayn Dispensary

19 June 2024 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Amaler Dispensary

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

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Amugaa Health Centre

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Amwamba Dispensary

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Progestin-only contraceptive implants

Hormonal Method
Progestin-only Contraceptive Implants are commonly referred to as “Implants”. Implants are one or two small flexible rods that contain the progestin hormone and are inserted under the skin of a woman’s upper arm to give protection against pregnancy for between 3 to 5 years.

How it works

The hormones work by preventing the release of eggs from ovaries and thickening the cervical mucus, which interferes with sperm transport.

Common Types of Implants

The common Implants available provide pregnancy prevention for three years, four years and five years.

Effectiveness

  • Implants provide 99% effective protection against pregnancy.

Advantages

    • Implants are highly effective and offer long-term protection against pregnancy for upto 3 to 5 years.
    • Suitable for women who wish to avoid daily, weekly and monthly contraception regimen.
    • In addition, fertility returns almost immediately after implants are removed.

Limitations

  • The client cannot initiate or discontinue the method on her own as it requires a trained provider to insert and remove the implant.
  • When using this method, you may experience some changes in bleeding patterns for example irregular bleeding, heavy or prolonged bleeding, or spotting.
  • Some women also experience weight changes, headache, dizziness, mood swings, abdominal bloating, acne, or breast tenderness.
  • Does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Anding’o Opanga Dispensary

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Andingo Rongo

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Aneko Dispensary

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Lactational Amenorrhoea Method (LAM)

The Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) is a temporary method of preventing pregnancy for women who have recently given birth

How the method works

  • LAM is based on the natural effect of breastfeeding on temporarily stopping ovulation (fertility).
  • Prolactin released during continuous breastfeeding suppresses ovulation which makes pregnancy unlikely.

Effectiveness

  • LAM is up to 99% effective if practiced during the exclusive breastfeeding period.
  • It’s important to note that LAM’s effectiveness depends on 3 conditions; the mother’s monthly bleeding has not come, the baby is fully and oftenly (day and night) breastfeeding, and the baby is less than 6 months old.

Advantages

  • LAM provides effective protection against pregnancy as long as all the three LAM criteria are met.
  • Return to fertility is immediate once you stop exclusive breastfeeding.
  • LAM does not interfere with sexual activity and it has no known health risks or direct costs.

Limitations

  • For LAM to work, all three of the following must be true: the woman’s menstrual periods have not resumed, the baby is exclusively breastfed, and the baby is less than six months old.
  • It is important to note the effectiveness of LAM is reduced in the absence of exclusive breastfeeding.
  • Female condoms can also be made less effective by heat, light, and humidity.
  • In addition, one may experience skin irritation or condom breakage.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Angaga Dispensary

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Emergency Contraception

Hormonal Method
Emergency contraception (ECs) are contraception methods which can be used if unprotected sex has taken place or when another method of contraception has failed (e.g. a torn condom or forgotten pill).

How it works

  • ECs work by preventing or delaying ovulation and inhibiting or slowing down the transportation of the egg and sperm through the fallopian tubes, which prevents fertilization and implantation.
  • ECs do not work once a woman is pregnant
  • Common Types of ECs

    • There are progestin-only EC pills that contain the same progestin hormone (Levonorgestrel) as some other progestin-only pills, although in higher doses.
    • There are also combined ECs which contain the hormones estrogen and progestin

    Effectiveness

    • When taken correctly EC pills are 98-99% effective depending on the type of EC pills.
    • The earlier the EC is used after unprotected sexual intercourse, the more effective they are.

Advantages

    • Can be used by women of any age including adolescents.
    • They are safe, effective, and easy to use, and provide protection after unprotected sexual intercourse.
    • ECs can be used in emergency situations without having to see a Healthcare provider

Limitations

  • They are only effective if used within 120 hours (5 days) of unprotected intercourse.
  • It is important to note that ECs are not to be used as a regular method of contraception.
  • ECs do not protect against HIV infections (AIDS) and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
  • EC pills do not continue to prevent pregnancy during the rest of the cycle: a woman can get pregnant immediately after taking ECs.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Angogo dispensary

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Emergency Contraception

Hormonal Method
Emergency contraception (ECs) are contraception methods which can be used if unprotected sex has taken place or when another method of contraception has failed (e.g. a torn condom or forgotten pill).

How it works

  • ECs work by preventing or delaying ovulation and inhibiting or slowing down the transportation of the egg and sperm through the fallopian tubes, which prevents fertilization and implantation.
  • ECs do not work once a woman is pregnant
  • Common Types of ECs

    • There are progestin-only EC pills that contain the same progestin hormone (Levonorgestrel) as some other progestin-only pills, although in higher doses.
    • There are also combined ECs which contain the hormones estrogen and progestin

    Effectiveness

    • When taken correctly EC pills are 98-99% effective depending on the type of EC pills.
    • The earlier the EC is used after unprotected sexual intercourse, the more effective they are.

Advantages

    • Can be used by women of any age including adolescents.
    • They are safe, effective, and easy to use, and provide protection after unprotected sexual intercourse.
    • ECs can be used in emergency situations without having to see a Healthcare provider

Limitations

  • They are only effective if used within 120 hours (5 days) of unprotected intercourse.
  • It is important to note that ECs are not to be used as a regular method of contraception.
  • ECs do not protect against HIV infections (AIDS) and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
  • EC pills do not continue to prevent pregnancy during the rest of the cycle: a woman can get pregnant immediately after taking ECs.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Angola Community Dispensary

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Anjego Dispensary

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Ankamia Dispensary

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Life Yangu

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!

World Contraception Day

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!


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Press Material

Here is everything you need to know about the Life Yangu project and it's partners, mission and background.


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For Workers

Need to share vital information about contraception and sexual health? Check out these free resources from our partners.


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Our Partners

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Annet Dispensary

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Annex Hospital (Nakuru)

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Antubetwe Njoune Dispensary

17 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Life Yangu

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!

World Contraception Day

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!


Read More    ›

Press Material

Here is everything you need to know about the Life Yangu project and it's partners, mission and background.


Read More    ›

For Workers

Need to share vital information about contraception and sexual health? Check out these free resources from our partners.


Read More    ›

Our Partners

Talk to us

hello@lifeyangu.com

Find us on social media

Antubochiu Dispensary

17 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Progestin-only contraceptive implants

Hormonal Method
Progestin-only Contraceptive Implants are commonly referred to as “Implants”. Implants are one or two small flexible rods that contain the progestin hormone and are inserted under the skin of a woman’s upper arm to give protection against pregnancy for between 3 to 5 years.

How it works

The hormones work by preventing the release of eggs from ovaries and thickening the cervical mucus, which interferes with sperm transport.

Common Types of Implants

The common Implants available provide pregnancy prevention for three years, four years and five years.

Effectiveness

  • Implants provide 99% effective protection against pregnancy.

Advantages

    • Implants are highly effective and offer long-term protection against pregnancy for upto 3 to 5 years.
    • Suitable for women who wish to avoid daily, weekly and monthly contraception regimen.
    • In addition, fertility returns almost immediately after implants are removed.

Limitations

  • The client cannot initiate or discontinue the method on her own as it requires a trained provider to insert and remove the implant.
  • When using this method, you may experience some changes in bleeding patterns for example irregular bleeding, heavy or prolonged bleeding, or spotting.
  • Some women also experience weight changes, headache, dizziness, mood swings, abdominal bloating, acne, or breast tenderness.
  • Does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Apilo Dispensary

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Male Condoms

The male condom is a thin, latex rubber sheath made to fit a man’s erect penis.

How the method works

  • Condoms prevent pregnancy by physically preventing the male sperm from gaining access to the woman’s reproductive system.

Common Type of Male Condoms

  • Condoms come in different sizes, colors, and textures. Some are coated with a lubricant or spermicide.

Effectiveness

  • When used consistently and correctly in every sexual encounter, male condoms can be 98% effective.
  • However, typical male condom use is only moderately effective at about 87%.

Advantages

  • Generally easy to obtain.
  • Can easily be carried and used on demand
  • It can be used when breastfeeding.
  • It is important to note that the male condom prevents pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and STIs spread by discharge and skin-skin contact.

Limitations

  • Cannot be used with oil-based lubricants since this could reduce their effectiveness.
  • If not properly used, condoms may tear or come out duirng sex.
  • Condoms can also be made less effective by heat, light, and humidity.
  • Some people are allergic to latex rubber.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Appex Medical Clinic

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Male Condoms

The male condom is a thin, latex rubber sheath made to fit a man’s erect penis.

How the method works

  • Condoms prevent pregnancy by physically preventing the male sperm from gaining access to the woman’s reproductive system.

Common Type of Male Condoms

  • Condoms come in different sizes, colors, and textures. Some are coated with a lubricant or spermicide.

Effectiveness

  • When used consistently and correctly in every sexual encounter, male condoms can be 98% effective.
  • However, typical male condom use is only moderately effective at about 87%.

Advantages

  • Generally easy to obtain.
  • Can easily be carried and used on demand
  • It can be used when breastfeeding.
  • It is important to note that the male condom prevents pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and STIs spread by discharge and skin-skin contact.

Limitations

  • Cannot be used with oil-based lubricants since this could reduce their effectiveness.
  • If not properly used, condoms may tear or come out duirng sex.
  • Condoms can also be made less effective by heat, light, and humidity.
  • Some people are allergic to latex rubber.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

APTC

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Aqswaa Medical Clinic

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Arimi Dispensary

14 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Arito Langi Health Centre

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Arombe Dispensary

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills (COCs)

No. There is no evidence that taking a “rest” is helpful. In fact, taking a “rest” from COCs can lead to unintended pregnancy. COCs can safely be used for many years without having to stop taking them periodically.
Not always.Researchers have not found a direct link between using hormonal birth control and gaining weight. Every hormone method can affect you differently.1

Progestin-only Contraceptive Pills (POPs)

Yes, she does not need to wait until 6 weeks postpartum. POPs are safe for both the mother and the baby and do not affect milk production.1
Yes.There is no minimum or maximum age for POP use.1

Progestin-only injectable contraceptives

No. There may be a delay in regaining fertility after stopping progestin- only injectables, but in time the woman will be able to become pregnant as before, although fertility decreases as women get older.

Combined Patch

If the patch was off for less than 2 days, apply a new patch as soon as possible. However, if the patch was off for more than 2 days, apply a new patch as soon as possible and also use a backup method such as condoms for the next 7 days. If during week 3, skip the patch-free week and start a new patch immediately after week 3. If during week 1 and unprotected sexual intercourse occurred in the past 5 days, consider taking emergency contraceptive pills.

Progestin-only contraceptive implants

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.

Progesterone-Releasing Vaginal Ring

The ring should be left in place always. Some women may remove the ring for sex or for cleaning, but this is not necessary and not recommended because some women forget to put it back within 2 hours. If the ring slips out, it should be rinsed in clean water and immediately reinserted.

Emergency Contraception

Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle.A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method

Arpollo Dispensary

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

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In the following we wish to provide you with information on how we handle your personal data when you use our Social Media Channel. Unless otherwise indicated in the following chapters, the legal basis for the handling of your personal data results from the fact that such handling is required to make available the functionalities of the Social Media Channel requested by you (Art. 6(1)(b) General Data Protection Regulation) and comply with Section 29 of (Kenya Data Protection Act of 2019).

Using our Social Media Channel

  1. Using comment, message or chat functions

You can contact us directly via the comment-, message- or chat functions available on our Social Media Channels. The information provided by you in this context will exclusively be processed for purposes of responding to you unless other purposes are indicated in this Privacy Statement.

  1. Information on side effects and quality complaints

This Social Media Channel is not intended or designed for communications regarding undesired side effects, lack of therapeutic effect, medication errors, grey market products/counterfeit medicine, incorrect or off-label use, quality complaints and/or other issues regarding the safeness or quality of Bayer products. If you wish to report side effects or make a quality complaint, please contact your health care professionals (e.g. physician or your pharmacist), your local health authority, or use our website to report undesirable side effects.

If you nevertheless report to us undesirable side effects or other issues regarding the safeness or quality of Bayer products, we will be legally bound to deal with your communication and may have to contact you for clarification purposes. Subsequently, we have to notify the competent health authorities of the issues reported by you. In this context, your information may be forwarded in pseudonymized form, i.e. no information by which you may be directly identified will be passed on. We may also have to forward these pseudonymized notifications to our group companies and cooperation partners, to the extent these are likewise obliged to notify their respectively competent health authorities. For more information on data protection and notification of side effects, please consult our pharmacovigilance data privacy policy.

Using a like-button function

Anyone who clicks the “Like” button sends information to the platform provider, who again provides us with aggregated information about the average age structure, place of residence, gender, language and activity of all users who used the “Like” button function with regard to our Social Media Channel. At no time do we receive information on individuals. For more details on the data the platform provider collects in this regard, please consult their privacy/data policy, cookies and other storage technologies policies.

Information regarding your rights

The following rights are in general available to you according to applicable data privacy laws:

  • Right of information about your personal data stored by us;
  • Right to request the correction, deletion or restricted processing of your personal data;
  • Right to object to a processing for reasons of our own legitimate interest, public interest, or profiling, unless we are able to proof that compelling, warranted reasons superseding your interests, rights and freedom exist, or that such processing is done for purposes of the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • Right to data portability;
  • Right to file a complaint with a data protection authority;
  • You may at any time with future effect withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data.

For further information please refer to the chapters above describing the processing of personal data based on your consent. If you wish to exercise your rights, please address your request to our contact form (https://www.bayer.com/en/contacting-data-privacy) or to our company data protection office indicated below.

Contact

For any questions you may have with respect to data protection, please send us a private message via the message function on our social media channel or contact our company data protection officer at the following address:

Data Privacy Officer

Bayer East Africa Ltd
P. O. Box 30321-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

Bayer AG is designated as representative in the European Union for our non-European legal entities in accordance with Art. 27 GDPR.

You may contact the representative at the following address:

Data Privacy Representative
Bayer AG
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1
51368 Leverkusen, Germany
Email: dp-representative@bayer.com

Processing of personal data by the platform provider

Please note that the platform provider of this social media channel will also process your personal data when you visit our social media channel. For further information, please consult the privacy statement privacy/data policy, cookies and other storage technologies policies.

Amendment of this Privacy Statement

We may update our Privacy Statement from time to time. Updates of our Privacy Statement will be published on our social media channel. Any amendments become effective upon publication on our social media channel. We therefore recommend that you regularly visit the social media channel to keep yourself informed on possible updates.

Declaration as of: 03-23-2022 

Aruba Dispensary

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Arus dispensary

14 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Arwos Dispensary

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Male Condoms

The male condom is a thin, latex rubber sheath made to fit a man’s erect penis.

How the method works

  • Condoms prevent pregnancy by physically preventing the male sperm from gaining access to the woman’s reproductive system.

Common Type of Male Condoms

  • Condoms come in different sizes, colors, and textures. Some are coated with a lubricant or spermicide.

Effectiveness

  • When used consistently and correctly in every sexual encounter, male condoms can be 98% effective.
  • However, typical male condom use is only moderately effective at about 87%.

Advantages

  • Generally easy to obtain.
  • Can easily be carried and used on demand
  • It can be used when breastfeeding.
  • It is important to note that the male condom prevents pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and STIs spread by discharge and skin-skin contact.

Limitations

  • Cannot be used with oil-based lubricants since this could reduce their effectiveness.
  • If not properly used, condoms may tear or come out duirng sex.
  • Condoms can also be made less effective by heat, light, and humidity.
  • Some people are allergic to latex rubber.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Asat Beach Dispensary

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Athirunjine Runjine Dispensary

17 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Fertility Awareness Methods

“Fertility awareness” methods are a method of contraception where a woman tracks and knows how to tell when the fertile time of her monthly cycle starts and ends. This is also sometimes called periodic abstinence or natural family planning. A woman can use several ways, alone or in combination, to tell when her fertile time begins and ends

Calendar-based methods

  • Calendar-based methods are where a woman keeps track of days of the menstrual cycle to identify the start and end of the fertile time.
  • One example is the Standard Days Method, where a woman avoids unprotected sexual intercourse on days 8 through 19 of the menstrual cycle.
  • Another example is the calendar rhythm method.
 

Symptoms-based methods

  • Symptoms-based methods depend on tracking an observing signs of fertility in a woman’s body, for example:-Cervical secretions: When a woman sees or feels cervical secretions, she may be fertile. She may feel just a little vaginal wetness. -Basal body temperature (BBT): A woman’s resting body temperature goes up slightly after the release of an egg (ovulation). She is not likely to become pregnant from 3 days after this temperature rise through the start of her next monthly period.
  • Examples of symptoms-based methods are the Two Day Method, BBT method, ovulation method (also known as Billings method or cervical mucus method), and symptothermal method.
 

How the method works

  • Fertility awareness methods work by helping a woman know when she could become pregnant.
  • During the fertile days, a woman prevents pregnancy by avoiding unprotected sexual intercourse, by abstaining altogether or using other contraceptive methods such as condoms or a diaphragm. |

Effectiveness

    With correct and consistent use, the effectiveness of various fertility awareness methods in preventing pregnancy are as below:
    • Standard days method – 95%
    • TwoDay method – 96%
    • Ovulation method – 97%
    • Symptothermal method – 99%
    With common usage, the effectiveness of various fertility awareness methods in preventing pregnancy are as below:
    • Standard days method – 88%
    • TwoDay method – 86%
    • Ovulation method – 77%
    • Symptothermal method – 98%

Advantages

  • There are no side effects or known health risks to using fertility awareness methods.
  • This method does not require medical procedures and usually does not require purchasing supplies.
  • It also helps womens to learn more about their own bodies and fertility.
  • It also allows some couples to adhere to their religious or cultural beliefs about use of contraception.
  • Fertility awareness methods can be used both by women who want to prevent pregnancy and women who want to become pregnant as it helps them track the most fertile days of their cycles.

Limitations

  • It requires very careful and consistent tracking and adherence to be most effective at preventing pregnancy.
  • If a woman’s menstrual cycles are irregular, identifying the fertile time may be difficult. For example, menstrual cycle irregularities are common in young women in the first several years after their first monthly bleeding, and in older women who are approaching menopause.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Athwana Dispensary

17 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Awasi Mission

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Progestin-only Contraceptive Pills (POPs)

Hormonal Method

Progestin-only Contraceptive Pills are also known as “the mini-pill” and only contain one hormone – progestin, in a smaller dose (typically 10% – 50%) less than that used in the combined pill.

How it works

The pill works by preventing the release of eggs from ovaries and thickening the cervical mucus, therefore preventing the sperm from meeting an egg.

Common Types of POPs

The common types of POPs contain 35 active pills in a single pack cycle.

Effectiveness

  • When used consistently and correctly, POPs are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy
  • Effectiveness depends on the user: For women who have monthly bleeding, risk of pregnancy is greatest if pills are taken late or missed completely.
  • For greatest effectiveness, a woman must take one pill everyday.

Advantages

    • Highly effective in protecting against pregnancy if used correctly and consistently.
    • No delay in return to fertility after the pill is stopped.
    • Safe for breastfeeding women and their babies since they do not affect milk production.

Limitations

  • It is important to note that the pill must be taken daily at the same time each day whether or not a woman has sex that day. and that this pill does not disrupt existing pregnancies.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Awendo Sub-County Hospital

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Emergency Contraception

Hormonal Method
Emergency contraception (ECs) are contraception methods which can be used if unprotected sex has taken place or when another method of contraception has failed (e.g. a torn condom or forgotten pill).

How it works

  • ECs work by preventing or delaying ovulation and inhibiting or slowing down the transportation of the egg and sperm through the fallopian tubes, which prevents fertilization and implantation.
  • ECs do not work once a woman is pregnant
  • Common Types of ECs

    • There are progestin-only EC pills that contain the same progestin hormone (Levonorgestrel) as some other progestin-only pills, although in higher doses.
    • There are also combined ECs which contain the hormones estrogen and progestin

    Effectiveness

    • When taken correctly EC pills are 98-99% effective depending on the type of EC pills.
    • The earlier the EC is used after unprotected sexual intercourse, the more effective they are.

Advantages

    • Can be used by women of any age including adolescents.
    • They are safe, effective, and easy to use, and provide protection after unprotected sexual intercourse.
    • ECs can be used in emergency situations without having to see a Healthcare provider

Limitations

  • They are only effective if used within 120 hours (5 days) of unprotected intercourse.
  • It is important to note that ECs are not to be used as a regular method of contraception.
  • ECs do not protect against HIV infections (AIDS) and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
  • EC pills do not continue to prevent pregnancy during the rest of the cycle: a woman can get pregnant immediately after taking ECs.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Ayucha Health Centre

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Ayueyo

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Progestin-only Contraceptive Pills (POPs)

Hormonal Method

Progestin-only Contraceptive Pills are also known as “the mini-pill” and only contain one hormone – progestin, in a smaller dose (typically 10% – 50%) less than that used in the combined pill.

How it works

The pill works by preventing the release of eggs from ovaries and thickening the cervical mucus, therefore preventing the sperm from meeting an egg.

Common Types of POPs

The common types of POPs contain 35 active pills in a single pack cycle.

Effectiveness

  • When used consistently and correctly, POPs are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy
  • Effectiveness depends on the user: For women who have monthly bleeding, risk of pregnancy is greatest if pills are taken late or missed completely.
  • For greatest effectiveness, a woman must take one pill everyday.

Advantages

    • Highly effective in protecting against pregnancy if used correctly and consistently.
    • No delay in return to fertility after the pill is stopped.
    • Safe for breastfeeding women and their babies since they do not affect milk production.

Limitations

  • It is important to note that the pill must be taken daily at the same time each day whether or not a woman has sex that day. and that this pill does not disrupt existing pregnancies.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Ayweyo Health Centre

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Babadogo Health Centre

04 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Bagaria Dispensary

14 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Bahai Dispensary

04 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Bahakwenu dispensary

19 June 2024 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Juu Life Ni
Kujipanga

Our lives are in our hands. We’ve got to be responsible for our sexual and reproductive health. What is sexual and reproductive health?

The exercise of control over one’s sexual and reproductive health linked to human rights and includes the right to:

  • Reproductive health as a component of overall health, throughout the life cycle, for both men and women;
  • Reproductive decision-making, including voluntary choice in marriage, family formation and determination of the number, timing and spacing of one’s children and the right to have access to the information and means needed to exercise voluntary choice;
  • Equality and equity for men and women, to enable individuals to make free and informed choices in all spheres of life, free from discrimination based on gender; and
  • Sexual and reproductive security, including freedom from sexual violence and coercion, and the right to privacy.
Choices are everyone’s life journey. Question is, which choices will you make?

Baharini Dispensary

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Bahati District Hospital

14 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Life Yangu

Our goal is to motivate young men and women to take control of their sexual and reproductive health.

World Contraception Day

WCD’s mission is to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to...


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Bahati Health Centre

04 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Bahati Rural Health Centre

14 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Baibariu Dispensary

17 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Abstinence

Abstinence is choosing not to have sex.

How the method works

  • If two people don’t have sex, sperm can’t fertilize an egg and there’s no possibility of pregnancy.

Effectiveness

  • If the sexual partners practice total abstinence, it is 100% effective in pregnancy prevention.

Advantages

  • It is 100% effective when practiced consistently and also prevents STIs.

Limitations

  • It may be difficult to put it in practice especially when both partners are sexualy active.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Bakari Medical Clinic

19 June 2024 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Life Yangu

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!

World Contraception Day

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!


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Press Material

Here is everything you need to know about the Life Yangu project and it's partners, mission and background.


For Workers

Need to share vital information about contraception and sexual health? Check out these free resources from our partners.


Our Partners

Talk to us

hello@lifeyangu.com

Find us on social media

Bale Dispensary

04 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Bamba Sub County Hospital

04 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Bamburi Dispensary

01 November 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Life Yangu

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!

World Contraception Day

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!


Read More    ›

Press Material

Here is everything you need to know about the Life Yangu project and it's partners, mission and background.


For Workers

Need to share vital information about contraception and sexual health? Check out these free resources from our partners.


Our Partners

Talk to us

hello@lifeyangu.com

Find us on social media

Bandari Dispensary

04 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Bande Dispensary

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Banita Dispensary

14 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Baolala Dispensary

04 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Barakeiywo Dispensary

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Baranga Dispensary

17 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Barani Dispensary

04 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Bararget Dispensary

14 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Baricho Dispensary

04 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Barkorumba Health Centre

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Barsombe Dispensary

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Barut Dispensary

14 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Our goal is to help young Kenyans make great decisions when it comes to owning their sexual health by giving them the tools, information and confidence they need. We believe every young Kenyan deserves to have a bright future, and that barriers that they often experience can easily be avoided or overcome. We're on a journey to knowing more and doing better. Join us!

With so many birth control options available, choosing a most suitable form can be discouraging for many teens. We support youth worldwide to answer initial questions: Which method protects against STIs? What about convenience of use? How effective are they?

In 2021, The Ministry of Health (MoH) in collaboration with stakeholders hosted an event whose theme was ‘Sustaining Family Planning Services during the COVID-19 pandemic while marching towards sustainable domestic financing of Family Planning in Kenya’.

The occasion was used to raise awareness on how Family Planning choices and opportunities have changed for girls and women since the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a platform to mobilize support and goodwill for prioritization and continuation of Family Planning services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kenya has made outstanding progress in increasing access to modern methods for fertility management from 36% of married women using modern methods of family planning at the launch of the World Contraceptive Day campaign in 2007 to a current regional high of 62%. The Kenyan Government is committed to providing quality family planning services. In 2019 and 2020, UNFPA mobilized USD. 4.8 Million and US$ 3.1 million respectively towards Family Planning  intervention in Kenya through the Ministry of Health.

With support from various international partners and the Government of Kenya, previous efforts have translated to the prevention of over 1,464,068 unintended pregnancies, nearly 1,439 maternal deaths and aversion of 890,168 unsafe abortions over the next three years.

Providing access to contraceptives and reproductive health services helps women thrive and prosper in economies hit by the COVID 19 pandemic.There is a need for strong investment in Family Planning as an intervention for saving lives.

Bashan Medical Centre

19 June 2024 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Male Condoms

The male condom is a thin, latex rubber sheath made to fit a man’s erect penis.

How the method works

  • Condoms prevent pregnancy by physically preventing the male sperm from gaining access to the woman’s reproductive system.

Common Type of Male Condoms

  • Condoms come in different sizes, colors, and textures. Some are coated with a lubricant or spermicide.

Effectiveness

  • When used consistently and correctly in every sexual encounter, male condoms can be 98% effective.
  • However, typical male condom use is only moderately effective at about 87%.

Advantages

  • Generally easy to obtain.
  • Can easily be carried and used on demand
  • It can be used when breastfeeding.
  • It is important to note that the male condom prevents pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and STIs spread by discharge and skin-skin contact.

Limitations

  • Cannot be used with oil-based lubricants since this could reduce their effectiveness.
  • If not properly used, condoms may tear or come out duirng sex.
  • Condoms can also be made less effective by heat, light, and humidity.

Side Effects experienced by some users

  • Some people are allergic to latex rubber

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Belba Dispensary

14 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Benec medical centre

06 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills (COCs)

Hormonal Method

  • Combined oral contraceptive pills (COCs) are often shortened to “the pill” or “pills”.
  • These pills contain synthetic hormones estrogen and progestin which are similar to natural homes produced in a woman’s body.

How it works

The pill works primarily by preventing the release of eggs from ovaries (ovulation).

Common Types of COCs

The pill is usually provided in packs of 21 or 28 tablets. In the 28-pill pack, only the first 21 pills are active, with the remaining seven being inactive.

Effectiveness

  • When used consistently and correctly, the pill is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
  • Effectiveness depends on the user: Risk of pregnancy greatest when a woman starts a new pill pack 3 or more days late, or misses 3 or more pills near the beginning or the end of a pill pack.
  • For greatest effectiveness, a woman must take one pill every day.

Advantages

    • COCs are highly effective if used correctly and consistently.
    • No delay in return to fertility after the pill is stopped.
    • Help to reduce heavy and painful periods.

Limitations

  • It is important to note that the pill must be taken daily at the same time each day, whether or not a woman has sex that day.
  • Does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • May cause changes in bleeding patterns.
  • When using the Pill, some women may experience nausea, spotting, or bleeding in between menstrual periods, mild headaches, breast tenderness, weight change, mood changes, and lack of a monthly period.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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Bengo Dispensary

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Female Condoms

The female condom is a sheath made to be used by women. It is made of thin transparent, polyurethane pre-lubricated with a silicone-based substance.

How the method works

  • It has a flexible ring at both ends; the ring at the closed end helps to insert the condom and the ring at the open end holds the condom outside the vagina.
  • The female condoms prevent pregnancy by physically preventing the male sperm from gaining access to the woman’s reproductive system.

Effectiveness

  • When used consistently and correctly in every sexual encounter, female condoms can be 95% effective.
  • However, typical condom use is only moderately effective at about 79%.

Advantages

  • Female condoms can be inserted up to eight hours before sexual activity.
  • It is important to note that the female condom prevents both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

Limitations

  • Female condoms should not be used with a male condom as the friction can lead to the tearing of one or both condoms.
  • When using female condoms, it is important not to use oil-based lubricants.
  • Female condoms can also be made less effective by heat, light, and humidity.
  • In addition, one may experience skin irritation or condom breakage.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Benon Dispensary

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Bethany Dispensary

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Bethesda Health Care

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Male Condoms

The male condom is a thin, latex rubber sheath made to fit a man’s erect penis.

How the method works

  • Condoms prevent pregnancy by physically preventing the male sperm from gaining access to the woman’s reproductive system.

Common Type of Male Condoms

  • Condoms come in different sizes, colors, and textures. Some are coated with a lubricant or spermicide.

Effectiveness

  • When used consistently and correctly in every sexual encounter, male condoms can be 98% effective.
  • However, typical male condom use is only moderately effective at about 87%.

Advantages

  • Generally easy to obtain.
  • Can easily be carried and used on demand
  • It can be used when breastfeeding.
  • It is important to note that the male condom prevents pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and STIs spread by discharge and skin-skin contact.

Limitations

  • Cannot be used with oil-based lubricants since this could reduce their effectiveness.
  • If not properly used, condoms may tear or come out duirng sex.
  • Condoms can also be made less effective by heat, light, and humidity.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Bethesda Health Care Services Company Limited

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Lactational Amenorrhoea Method (LAM)

The Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) is a temporary method of preventing pregnancy for women who have recently given birth

How the method works

  • LAM is based on the natural effect of breastfeeding on temporarily stopping ovulation (fertility).
  • Prolactin released during continuous breastfeeding suppresses ovulation which makes pregnancy unlikely.

Effectiveness

  • LAM is up to 99% effective if practiced during the exclusive breastfeeding period.
  • It’s important to note that LAM’s effectiveness depends on 3 conditions; the mother’s monthly bleeding has not come, the baby is fully and oftenly (day and night) breastfeeding, and the baby is less than 6 months old.

Advantages

  • LAM provides effective protection against pregnancy as long as all the three LAM criteria are met.
  • Return to fertility is immediate once you stop exclusive breastfeeding.
  • LAM does not interfere with sexual activity and it has no known health risks or direct costs.

Limitations

  • For LAM to work, all three of the following must be true: the woman’s menstrual periods have not resumed, the baby is exclusively breastfed, and the baby is less than six months old.
  • It is important to note the effectiveness of LAM is reduced in the absence of exclusive breastfeeding.
  • Female condoms can also be made less effective by heat, light, and humidity.
  • In addition, one may experience skin irritation or condom breakage.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Bethezda Medical Clinic

19 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Lactational Amenorrhoea Method (LAM)

The Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) is a temporary method of preventing pregnancy for women who have recently given birth

How the method works

  • LAM is based on the natural effect of breastfeeding on temporarily stopping ovulation (fertility).
  • Prolactin released during continuous breastfeeding suppresses ovulation which makes pregnancy unlikely.

Effectiveness

  • LAM is up to 99% effective if practiced during the exclusive breastfeeding period.
  • It’s important to note that LAM’s effectiveness depends on 3 conditions; the mother’s monthly bleeding has not come, the baby is fully and oftenly (day and night) breastfeeding, and the baby is less than 6 months old.

Advantages

  • LAM provides effective protection against pregnancy as long as all the three LAM criteria are met.
  • Return to fertility is immediate once you stop exclusive breastfeeding.
  • LAM does not interfere with sexual activity and it has no known health risks or direct costs.

Limitations

  • For LAM to work, all three of the following must be true: the woman’s menstrual periods have not resumed, the baby is exclusively breastfed, and the baby is less than six months old.
  • It is important to note the effectiveness of LAM is reduced in the absence of exclusive breastfeeding.
  • Female condoms can also be made less effective by heat, light, and humidity.
  • In addition, one may experience skin irritation or condom breakage.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Beyond Zero Clinic

12 September 2023 | Uncategorized | by admin_bayer

Fertility Awareness Methods

“Fertility awareness” methods are a method of contraception where a woman tracks and knows how to tell when the fertile time of her monthly cycle starts and ends. This is also sometimes called periodic abstinence or natural family planning. A woman can use several ways, alone or in combination, to tell when her fertile time begins and ends

Calendar-based methods

  • Calendar-based methods are where a woman keeps track of days of the menstrual cycle to identify the start and end of the fertile time.
  • One example is the Standard Days Method, where a woman avoids unprotected sexual intercourse on days 8 through 19 of the menstrual cycle.
  • Another example is the calendar rhythm method.

Symptoms-based methods

  • Symptoms-based methods depend on tracking an observing signs of fertility in a woman’s body, for example:

    -Cervical secretions: When a woman sees or feels cervical secretions, she may be fertile. She may feel just a little vaginal wetness.

    -Basal body temperature (BBT): A woman’s resting body temperature goes up slightly after the release of an egg (ovulation). She is not likely to become pregnant from 3 days after this temperature rise through the start of her next monthly period.

  • Examples of symptoms-based methods are the Two Day Method, BBT method, ovulation method (also known as Billings method or cervical mucus method), and symptothermal method.

How the method works

  • Fertility awareness methods work by helping a woman know when she could become pregnant.
  • During the fertile days, a woman prevents pregnancy by avoiding unprotected sexual intercourse, by abstaining altogether or using other contraceptive methods such as condoms or a diaphragm. |

Effectiveness

  • With correct and consistent use, the effectiveness of various fertility awareness methods in preventing pregnancy are as below:

    Standard days method – 95%

    TwoDay method – 96%

    Ovulation method – 97%

    Symptothermal method – 99%

  • With common usage, the effectiveness of various fertility awareness methods in preventing pregnancy are as below:

    Standard days method – 88%

    TwoDay method – 86%

    Ovulation method – 77%

    Symptothermal method – 98%

Advantages

  • It’s free, and you can improve your ability to use this method successfully.

Limitations

  • It is important to note that it is possible for pre-ejaculatory fluid containing sperm to flow out during the excitement phase before the penis is withdrawn.
  • Lack of ejaculatory control (or premature ejaculation) is an indication not to use withdrawal methods.

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

Within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It’s the most effective when taken within 12 hours.

Even when this method works correctly, its efficacy is 78%. 22 out of 100 women would get pregnant in one year with this method. We recommend this as a back up.

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