The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) of Sulu has noted the increased demand for long-acting and permanent family planning methods (LAPM) among women in Sulu in Southern Mindanao. To meet the demand, USAID trained four teams of doctors, nurses and midwives to expand the LAPM services in Sulu, including bilateral tubal ligation (BTL). After completing two levels of counseling plus their informed consent and voluntarism, 111 Sulu women underwent BTL, while others received other family planning methods of their choice. With USAID’s support, more than 100 thousand couples in Sulu who are in their reproductive ages are now receiving quality family planning services.
Today is: Sun, May 19, 2013