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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

FP services provided to Siargaonon women

BUTUAN CITY -- Nearly a hundred married women from the municipalities of Dapa, Sta. Monica and Del Carmen of Siargao Island received free Progestin Subdermal Implant or PSI from the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) Mindanao Regional offices and the Department of Health (DOH) Caraga during the conduct of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Delivery, an outreach program initiated for Typhoon Odette-stricken communities of Siargao Islands on February 22 and 24, 2022.

Thirty-two women from the municipality of Dapa availed of the free family planning service, while 18 from Sta. Monica and 11 from Del Carmen. The clients from the said municipalities also received food packs, snacks, and lunch from the POPCOM Caraga and POPCOM regional offices in Mindanao.

One of the recipients is Marlin Congreso, with her husband Robert Congreso, a couple from Brgy. Tangbo, Sta. Monica, Siargao. According to Mrs. Congreso, she availed of the PSI to plan her next pregnancy for another child but emphasized that it should be at the proper time. 

Another client from the same barangay is the couple Sherwin Martinez and Jesinell Japa. Japa preferred to have PSI insertion because of the length of its potency that could reach up to three years. The couple, having two children already, has no plan of having another child in the future. She also added that she would again avail of the implant once it reached its expiration date. (Gabrielle Paolo M. Mordeno, POPCOM-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)