In response to the HIFA post on the recent paper that concluded that “the most common barrier to accessing sexual and reproductive health services was poor patient knowledge”, we would like to remind colleagues about our comprehensive series of SRH videos that are available for use in those countries and around the world.
The short practical videos show and tell about family planning and related reproductive health topics for both women and their partners and for healthcare workers.
For women and their partners, there are 15 videos explaining each contraceptive method, videos that provide education on pill use, and a video explaining bleeding changes on contraceptives. Other video topics include: What to Expect When You Have a Pelvic Exam, How to Use Depo SubQ, and How Pregnancy Happens.
For HCWs, there are also as set of videos on contraceptive methods, seven videos on contraceptive skills (such as implant and IUD insertion, implant removal, speculum exam, bimanual exam), several videos that support pill use (such as How to Take the Pill Continuously, The MEC Wheel, etc.), and videos on infection prevention topics.
The footage was shot in clinic settings in Uganda, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh with real health workers working with actual clients. The videos are available on our website (https://globalhealthmedia.org) in English, French, Spanish, and Nyanja (for Zambia). We are happy to work with people to voice over the videos in other languages.
All of the videos are also available in two handy Android apps on the Google Play store: “Learn Family Planning” (for women and partners) and “Practice Family Planning” (for HCWs). Similar versions will be available soon in the App Store.
Deborah Van Dyke, Director
HIFA profile: Deborah Van Dyke is the Founder and Director of Global Health Media Project, an organization producing videos that bring to life critical health care information for providers and populations in low-resource settings. Capitalizing on advances in ICT will enable distribution worldwide at lower cost via the Internet and mobile devices. She is a family practice clinician with extensive experience with MSF/Doctors Without Borders, based in the US. deb AT globalhealthmedia.org