Frank Conversations and Family Planning

Coming from working in the Middle East, I was pleasantly surprised to find how open conversations are here between women about family planning, birth control, and sexuality. Women here are encouraged to (and do!) take control of their own reproductive health, often walking miles to the few clinics that have planning methods available. Community advocates gather groups of women and use humor and innuendo to draw women out of their shells to have frank discussions about the challenges their having and how they can apply their resolve in daily life to the bedroom.