Women’s Health Day @ FCC
On Saturday, October 21, 2017, we co-hosted Women’s Health Day with the dynamic group of Roatan Peer Health Exchange (RPHE). RPHE is an organization that was created to spread awareness of the necessity of contraceptive and family planning to the men, women and children of Roatan. Its peer health curriculum emphasizes a rights-based approach to reproductive health care promotion and provision, empowering participants to make free, informed and voluntary decisions about their reproductive health and behavior. RPHE has a very unique and innovative way of getting their point across that is appealing to the general public. Most of the workshops have a walk through design with interactive games and participation.
This was RPHE’s third Women’s Health Day event and we are so honored to have been a part of it. Although it was a rainy day with lots of wind, we still had women attend. They learned about the different methods of birth control and the possible side effects. There was also a demonstration about how to use a female condom, which is an uncommon contraceptive here on the island. The women left learning more about the various options of birth control that are now available and best of all, they were able to leave with one form of birth control for free.
Overall it was a successful event and the goal to spread awareness and clarify any myths about birth control was accomplished. We are looking forward to working with Roatan Peer Health Exchange in the future for an even larger Women’s Health Day event. Special thank you to co-directors, Trudy Hilton and Daniela Brisset; without your hard work and dedication we wouldn’t have been able to pull this off ladies. Thank you for spreading awesomeness on this beautiful rock we call home! For more information on how you can help support RPHE, please click here.
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