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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

PWDs, LGBT serve with permanent FP

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte -- Some 63 women who are deaf and mute, blind, and lesbian are among the new beneficiaries of the free Bilateral Tubal Ligation (BTL) and one male volunteer underwent the No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) out of the Family Planning service provisions conducted by the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) – Caraga and DKT Philippines Foundation, Inc.  

Of the 38 clients successfully served on BTL at Albor District Hospital, Province of Dinagat Islands, one is visually impaired, and one client has hearing and speech disability. Despite their physical conditions, they decided to opt for BTL as permanent FP method to support and raise their children humanely. Aside from BTL, one female underwent salpingectomy at the same time due to infection and presence of two cysts at the right fallopian tube. 

For Surigao City and Surigao del Norte, 14 females were successfully served on BTL, and 1 male served on NSV at Caraga Regional Hospital, Surigao City. The male client is a husband of a possible BTL client, however, upon counseling, it was found out that his wife will not qualify for the BTL because of her epileptic health disorder who is currently using IUD. After a thorough counseling, he decided to avail of the free service on NSV in lieu of his wife.

Moreover, 11 clients were successfully served on BTL at La Paz District Hospital, Agusan del Sur. These clients were residents of the municipality of La Paz, Agusan del Sur. 

POPCOM Caraga gave food packs, and DKT Philippines Foundation, Inc. offered gift certificate for every successfully served client. The provision of food packs and gift certificates served as compensation on the income loss incurred by the client during the service delivery. (Dian Joy L. Martinez, POPCOM Caraga/PIA Caraga)