BHAKTAPUR, June 25: Nepal Family Planning Association, Jadibuti branch, has provided free family planning service to 20,495 people from the poor, backward, indigenous and Dalit communities through its 35 clinics this year.
The branch has provided Depo-Provera to 14,462 persons, pills to 3,636 persons, condoms to 2,140 persons, Norplant service to 69 women and recannalization of vas deferens fo 39 males who had undergone vasectomy surgery, according to Managing Director of the branch Sarad Kumar Aryal.
The branch has started male vasectomy service from this year and nine persons have already received the service within a month. Within a year, 648 women took safe abortion facility at the clinics.
Similarly, 8,430 women availed pregnancy test service, 5,650 got treatment for sexual diseases and 1,607 received other facilities.
The center provided reproductive health education to 14,842 persons, sexual rights and reproductive health education to 900 Dalits and counseling to 64,005 persons.
Likewise, the branch also organized free HIV test programme for labours and transport entrepreneurs. Over 25,100 benefited from the service.