Supporting New and Continuing Users
How Can a Partner Help?
The client’s partner is welcome to participate in counseling and learn about the method and what support he can give to his partner.
"Come Back Any Time": Reasons to Return
Assure every client that she is welcome to come back any time—for example, if she has problems, questions, or wants another method; if she has a major change in health status; or if she thinks she might be pregnant. Also if:
- She has pain, heat, pus, or redness at the insertion site that becomes worse or does not go away, or she sees a rod coming out.
- She wants the implants taken out, for whatever reason.
- It is time for the implants to be removed and, if she wishes, for new implants to be put in.
General health advice: Anyone who suddenly feels that something is seriously wrong with her health should immediately seek medical care from a nurse or doctor. Her contraceptive method is most likely not the cause of the condition, but she should tell the health worker what method she is using.