This morning I have been struggling with deciding on a topic that will be useful to many. I just can’t come up with one. I have considered writing on keloids, which will be done soon. I have toyed with an overview of fatal diseases and even considered neglected diseases. I finally chose to write about family planning since Christmas is near and the thrill of the season makes quite a number of us throw caution to the wind and the consequences are often obvious. Its no surprise that I know quite a number of people born in September.
Family planning means deciding how many children to have and when to have them. It also involves planning for a child when a couple has challenges conceiving one.
A third of maternal deaths in the world could be prevented if family planning needs were met. Every day, about a thousand women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all these deaths occur in developing countries.
Benefits of Family Planning
Types of Family Planning
Involves teaching youth how their reproductive systems function, how to use contraceptives and the truth about pregnancy and birth control.
Natural Family Planning Techniques
This teaches couples how to chart fertility cycles. It can be used to either reduce or increase the chances of pregnancy depending on the needs of the couple.
We should note that the ONLY birth control method that is 100% effective is ABSTINENCE. AS ALWAYS LAUGH OFTEN, ENSURE HYGIENE, WALK AND PRAY EVERYDAY AND REMEMBER IT’S A PRICELESS GIFT TO KNOW YOUR NUMBERS (blood sugar, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, BMI)
Dr. Kojo Cobba Essel
Health Essentials Ltd/ Mobissel
*Dr. Essel is a medical doctor with a keen interest in Lifestyle Medicine, holds an MBA and is ISSA certified in exercise therapy, fitness nutrition and corrective exercise. He is the author of the award-winning book, ‘Unravelling The Essentials of Health & Wealth.’
Thought for the week – “Making time to relax, have fun, laugh with loved ones and give especially to the less privileged all make you a healthier person.”- Kojo Essel