Topics: Combined oral contraceptive pill, Birth control, Menstrual cycle Pages: 8 (2693 words) Published: March 17, 2013
Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012
The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10354), informally known as the Reproductive Health Law, is a law in the Philippines which guarantees universal access to methods of contraception, fertility control, sexual education, and maternal care. While there is general agreement about its provisions on maternal and child health, there is great debate on its mandate that the Philippine government and the private sector will fund and undertake widespread distribution of family planning devices such as condoms, birth and IUDs, as the government continues to disseminate information on their use through all health care centers. Passage of the legislation was highly divisive and controversial, with experts, academics, religious institutions, and major political figures declaring their support or opposition it while it was pending in the legislature, often criticizing the government and each other in the process. Debates and rallies both supporting and opposing the "RH Bill," as it was known, happened nationwide.

IUD is one of the most effective methods of birth control. It is placed in the uterine cavity of woman and having a thread hangs down into the upper part of vagina. Currently, there are two types of IUD. One is Copper IUD and other is progesterone hormone IUD. Like many other contraceptives IUD also have some advantages and disadvantages. In order to make you very clear about IUD below are some proven advantages and disadvantages that can help you to chose IUD as a method of birth control. Advantages

o It is immediately effective when placed.
o It is not expensive. The effective cost of using IUD in comparison with other types of birth control method is very low. o You can enjoy sexual intercourse without any interruption. o You do not have to remember anything to do that means you do not require any daily attention. o It is long lasting. Once it is fitted it can work for more than 5 years. o It does not change the hormone level of your body as you may suffer in the case of daily pills. o If it is properly inserted and maintained it is very effective to prevent pregnancy and the failure rate is only about 1 or 2%. However you must use condoms in order to prevent yourself from Sexual Transmitted Disease. o It is very easy to use. There is only one insertion and you will have to check the threads periodically. o If IUD is placed in a correct manner and properly maintained, you will get rapid return of fertility after removing IUD. o You have got fitted IUD, it becomes a private matter to you as your partner cannot detect it. o It has no systematic side effects.

o IUD does not give you protection against sexually transmitted disease. So it is recommended that you must use condoms along with IUD while go for sex. o You cannot insert or remove IUD by yourself. Only a trained doctor or nurse can do it. o You may have a longer, heavier and more painful period. However it may improve in few months. But there may be an average increased blood loss. o It may injure the uterus during fitting.

o IUD may lead to infection in three weeks after insertion.
o IUD may lead to higher risk of pelvic inflammatory disease that can cause infertility. o While using IUD if you got pregnant it may lead to a severe infection. However it is very rare that a woman get pregnant while using IUD. In this case a woman become pregnant only when the IUD is out of place. In this case you must got you IUD removed as soon as possible. o IUD may expel itself from the uterine cavity without coming to your knowledge. It may occur during the menstrual period. Irrespective of the disadvantages, if placed and maintained properly, IUD can be a very effective method for birth control.


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