Will being on the pill for a long time affect my fertility later on in life? Do I need to take contraception if I’m breastfeeding? Can I get pregnant if I have sex on my period?
These are among the most frequent questions related to contraception and many people, not just young ones but those in their 30s and 40s even, remain oblivious to the issue.
The consequences of the ignorance, as well as the lack of access to information and health care, are dire in developing countries like Indonesia, where maternal mortality rate and population growth are high.
This situation has prompted a coalition of international NGOs, governmental organizations and the scientific and medical societies with an interest in sexual and reproductive health to launch the World Contraception Day in 2007.
Taking place on Sept. 26 every year, the annual worldwide campaign aims to help each new generation of adults make informed decisions until every pregnancy in the world is a planned one.
The WCD’s mission is to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.
Find out about the campaign on www.your-life.com, a very informative and attractive website that provides anything to do with contraception, sexual and reproductive health, myths surrounding contraception, and many more.
Parents, teachers and doctors can also benefit from this website, as it gives out educational material to talk about the birds and the bees, and other sensitive subjects.