Female sterilization : A guide to provision of services
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High-quality female sterilization services can play an important role in helping countries achieve their family planning goals. Such services should be voluntary, medically safe and effective, appropriate to the health care system, and well managed and efficient. The guidelines in this book, which are based on experience gained in successful female sterilization services around the world, are intended for people responsible for initiating or expanding female sterilization services, within family planning and health programmes. They cover service issues such as the advantages and disadvantages of female sterilization, service delivery, timing of the procedure, recommeded techniques, the provision of information about female sterilization, the importance of counselling, and service evaluation. The technical and medical details given provide necessary background information of value to all personnel involved in delivering servicesThe guidelines contain sufficient detail to be of practical value for those establishing female sterilization services for the first time, but are also flexible enough to allow for adaptation to different societies and cultures
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