Family Planning & couple communication

Family Planning & couple communication

No tender relationship can thrive without effective communication between couples. Communication holds a relationship together and when spouses no longer communicate; their marriage is no longer in existence. True communication also involves respect for the other person as well as active energy on your part.

The story of Gasake and Dancilla is one of struggle between couples. Faced with a number of challenges and confronted with several health scares, Gasake and Dancilla the major characters in this story line seek to find their love again – a fresh love like they once had – and to heal their relationship. With the support of each other (and communication between the two) they are better able to make healthy choices and Gasaske finds his pride again.

Behavior Change Objectives:

  • Couples to discuss and agree on a plan that will help to keep their children healthy
  • Husbands to support their wives in making informed decisions about Family Planning methods.
  • To recognize malaria as a threat and to understand the importance of the family sleeping under an LLITN every night.
  • Wives to discuss and agree on a plan with their husbands that will help to keep their children healthy
  • To have the information needed to make an informed decision about a family planning method that is right for them.

According to the 2014-15 RDHS, 28% of family planning users discontinue use of a method within 12 months of starting its use. Side effects and health concerns (34 %) being the main reason for discontinuation.

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