The picture of the week
Implanon insertion at the Beyeda Health Center in Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, many health extension workers have been trained by the Integrated Family Health Program to provide long-acting family planning service in rural parts of the country. Tatek Abate is a midwifery nurse and a participants GFMER’s training course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research proposes this picture that shows a health extension worker, who is inserting Implanon into a young woman’s left arm at the Beyeda Health Center in Ethiopia. This is an effective hormonal contraceptive implant made of one flexible rod, inserted under the skin with a duration of three years. We appreciate the hard work of health extension workers despite of challenging situation and environment.