Female sterilization : a guide to provision of services
Other TitlesEsterilización femenina : guía para la prestación de servicios
La Stérilisation féminine : guide du prestateur de services
AbstractA detailed guide to the organization and management of high quality services for female sterilization. While noting that sterilization is a highly effective and safe method of contraception, the book concentrates on the many issues and practical details that must be considered in order to ensure that services are voluntary, medically safe and effective, appropriate to the health care system, well managed, efficient, and acceptable to clients. Because the procedure involves surgery and is intended to be permanent, the book gives particular attention to the information and individualized counselling needed to ensure that each womans decision is voluntary, fully informed, and free from inducements. The book has 18 chapters. Background information is provided in the first three, which explain the advantages and disadvantages of sterilization as a contraceptive option and introduce service managers and providers to the main requirements in terms of facilities, personnel, skills, instruments, equipment and supplies. Factors that will influence client satisfaction receive particular attention. General service issues of organization and management are covered in the next two chapters, which explain the special responsibilities and challenges attached to the management of a sterilization service, and outline the basic principles of financial planning and management. Two chapters on information and counselling provide especially detailed advice on the procedures needed to guard against coercive or misleading practices. Seven chapters are devoted to the sterilization procedure, moving from preoperative care, through anaesthesia and an illustrated guide to different surgical techniques, to postoperative care and the prevention and management of complications. The remaining chapters describe requirements in terms of the physical facility, instruments, equipment, supplies, and training, and explain the importance of monitoring and evaluation
World Health Organization. (1992). Female sterilization : a guide to provision of services. Geneva : World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/40133
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