Modern family planning methods may have some side effects, but most side effects disappear after a couple of months.
It is important to learn what is true about family planning and talk to your health care provider if you have questions.
Learn when to return to a provider if side effects are not typical.
Discuss side effects or questions with your health provider.
“I came to know that [sterilization] doesn’t make women weak or decrease sexual desire. These are myths. I will get a Minilap in the upcoming sterilization camp rather than take Depo every three months.”
FEMALE PRAGATI PARTICIPANT, SIRAHA
“When I started bleeding, I thought [the Depo] was causing a bad side effect and stopped taking it. After stopping, I conceived another child. It turns out that even though it caused side effects, they would have stopped within a few months.”
RESHMA KHATRI, PRAGATI CHAMPION
“I really like the side-effects game. I watched it a while back…the unmarried young women, before they understood, had said they wouldn’t use family planning…After that, I’ve heard they’ve become really interested.”
SHARDA CHAUDHARY, HEALTH MOTHERS GROUP MEMBER