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.
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.