Member of Parliament for Akwatia in the Eastern Region, Mercy Adu Gyamfi has underscored the need for families to start adopting family planning methods to manage their family size.
This she said will help space out the duration within which children are born into families and also prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Family planning is a right not a privilege, she emphasized.
‘’People without relevant information on these family planning methods out of ignorance criticize these methods. While others complain that the side effects are weight gain and dizziness, others say these pills and contraceptives cause irregular menstrual cycle, she added.
The positive thing she said was that, one may be able to access these family planning methods and select the method which is favorable to the individual.
“If a method gives you adverse effects, your health professional may assist you to access other alternatives that may be favorable”, she explained.
Supporting this course, Leader of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and MP for Tamale South, Inusah Fuseni also indicated that, if family planning is adhered to, it can go a long way to manage how the country expands from time to time as a people.
“We have a responsibility within our families to plan our families. This would invariably help to plan and manage the number of people in the country”, he emphasized.
Many methods he said has been devised. He also said that it wouldn’t be out of place if we as a country go back to look at how our ancestors managed their families.
By: Priscilla Obeng Asantewaa (Intern, Rainbow Radio)