Different kinds of contraceptive methods that exist: discussion topic for the women of Mumosho when the Girl Peace Ambassadors go into the field at the end of the month

Ariane Assumani
Posted February 13, 2015 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

English translation by community member LightMyWay.

1. KEEPING AN EYE ON THE CALENDAR In most women’s bodies, the egg is released 14 to 15 days before the period starts. Therefore a woman should use the date she expects her next period to start to calculate her fertile period. This becomes a problem if the woman is not regular each month, for example one month her period might start 26 days after the start of her previous one. Therefore she can never be sure of the exact date when her period is going to start, which means she can never be sure of the exact dates of her fertile period. She can use an ordinary medical thermometer. Her temperature can vary slightly from one day to the next, but when her temperature rises definitively about 0.2 degrees Celsius higher than the previous day and remains elevated for 60 hours, this is ovulation. Any intercourse after these 60 hours will probably not cause pregnancy.

2. ARTIFICIAL METHODS

Coitus interruptus/withdrawal: This method involves withdrawing the penis before the ejection of the liquid called sperm. The man withdraws his penis from the vagina just before ejaculating.

Advantages: Method free of physical danger, no sexual continence necessary

Disadvantages: This method is not certain to be 100% effective, breaks the sexual rhythm which is not satisfying for the woman

Here is the first part; the second will follow. Thank you for reading this journal, and your comments are important for us to continue our work.

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Yvette Warren
Mar 03, 2015
Mar 03, 2015

Thank you for addressing the importanat issue of contraception with the world through World Pulse, Ariane. Perhaps you should suggest that there be a seperate tag for reproductive health.

Ariane Assumani
Mar 18, 2015
Mar 18, 2015

La fierté de notre travail c'est de faire le rapport de tout les évenements qui se passent mais aussi les difficultés dans nos activités et donc, nous avons un grand travail pour changer la mentalité de la femme à tout le niveau.

Lydia Martin
Mar 05, 2015
Mar 05, 2015

TRADUCTION/TRANSLATION: Different kinds of contraceptive methods that exist: discussion topic for the women of Mumosho when the Girl Peace Ambassadors go into the field at the end of the month

1. KEEPING AN EYE ON THE CALENDAR In most women’s bodies, the egg is released 14 to 15 days before the period starts. Therefore a woman should use the date she expects her next period to start to calculate her fertile period. This becomes a problem if the woman is not regular each month, for example one month her period might start 26 days after the start of her previous one. Therefore she can never be sure of the exact date when her period is going to start, which means she can never be sure of the exact dates of her fertile period. She can use an ordinary medical thermometer. Her temperature can vary slightly from one day to the next, but when her temperature rises definitively about 0.2 degrees Celsius higher than the previous day and remains elevated for 60 hours, this is ovulation. Any intercourse after these 60 hours will probably not cause pregnancy.

2. ARTIFICIAL METHODS

Coitus interruptus /withdrawal : This method involves withdrawing the penis before the ejection of the liquid called sperm. The man withdraws his penis from the vagina just before ejaculating.

Advantages: Method free of physical danger, no sexual continence necessary

Disadvantages: This method is not certain to be 100% effective, breaks the sexual rhythm which is not satisfying for the woman

Here is the first part; the second will follow. Thank you for reading this journal, and your comments are important for us to continue our work.

Chère Ariane,

J’applaudis votre courage en enseignant ce sujet difficile mais nécessaire aux filles et aux femmes de Mumosho. Est-ce que vous vous intéressez aussi à devenir médecin, comme notre amie Bénédicte ?

J’espère que toutes les femmes de Mumosho ont la capacité, le pouvoir et le courage de protéger leur corps et leur santé, et qu’elles apprennent des méthodes efficaces dans vos leçons. Courage !

Sincèrement,

LightMyWay (Lydia)

Ariane Assumani
Mar 18, 2015
Mar 18, 2015

Merci aussi ma chère LigtMyWay pour votre courage de traduire nos articles pour que le monde entier comprend ce que nous faisons à MUMOSHO; Au fait, ici chez nous les femmes souvrent dans differente domaines pour le moment les filles ne bénéficient plus les enseingement au même moment que le garçon car chaque mois il ya 5à6jours oû la fille reste à la maison pour ces cycles mensuel or dans nos village même en ville avoir de l'eau c'est aussi un grand problème pour ces filles gardent ses linges propre c'est pourqoui les filles ambassadrices pour la paix ont pensées d'élaborer un projet pour la fabrication de cotexce pour les femmes nous demandons aussi votre soutien moral,materiel et financier pour la réussite de ce projet.

Lydia je veux aussi devenir Docteur comme ma colegue Bénédict, mais c'est le moyen qui est encors limité.

Merci et à bientôt en ligne