Reproductive health films attract diverse stakeholders from all occupations. The rising cost of living and government policies determine the uptake of various family planning methods. Hormonal or non-hormonal family planning methods, a film will give you a practical look at the effects and the principles behind the family planning methods for your own discretion. Health experts should direct the film since people tend to practice what they see. The narrator must give insights on all the family planning methods for the viewer to use his own discretion on the best method.
Hormonal family planning methods
Conceiving involves the work of the production of progesterone hormone which fertilizes the ova and prepares the uterus for receiving the baby. If not, a woman gets her menstrual period. Hormonal pills counter react and reverse the principle instead it releases oestrogen which inhibits the production of progesterone making you enjoy sex without the worry of becoming pregnant. The type of food increases the fertility levels of the women and that is why the natural ways are bound to fail. In a film, it shows the reproductive process and even gives the side effects of each hormonal pill. You can have the daily pill or the injection.
A once off pill “morning- after” pill consumed within 72 hours helps one-night stand individuals who have a regular cycle and so certain on their safe and unsafe days. Although, it should be used sparingly for it can lead to ectopic pregnancy (carrying a pregnancy in the fallopian tubes rather than the uterus, it is always an emergency and sometimes fatal. A film should give you the difference between a normal pregnancy and an ectopic pregnancy.
This form of family planning has adverse side effects on women with hormonal imbalance and related illnesses like the thyroid gland inflammation.
Non-hormonal family planning method
The Inter Uterine Devices (IUCDs)is a metallic rod which is placed in the cervix to prevent swimming of sperms to the uterus. It creates a barrier between the sperms and the ovum preventing fertilization. The metal is made of copper and has no side effects, recommended for individuals with hormonal imbalances. Condoms are also a good way of family planning. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control admit 70 percent of the youth population use condoms. The manufacturer admits that there is increase production of the family planning method among the young and unmarried population. The film demonstrates the use of condoms and the dos and don’ts in handling condoms as a safe family planning method.
If you need to stop giving birth completely you can opt for tubal ligation for women or vasectomy for men. It involved tying the fallopian tubes and the urethra respectively. It is a non-reversible decision that requires counseling for couples to allow them to make an informed decision.
There is a myth that family planning is for the women. The truth is family planning is a collective responsibility of the couples and should be discouraged among the youth instead, they should condemn premarital sex. A film of family planning is an educative audiovisual content to alleviate ignorance and promote family planning literacy among the public.