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Posted by: Every Mother Counts   |   4/20/2011   |  

Nasreen- BRAC Health Worker- Pakistan



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I did not have a job before joining BRAC. Now I am a Health Worker with BRAC in Sahiwal. I joined BRAC to give service to humanity. In Sahiwal, about 40% of families still resist family planning. Their negative attitudes to family planning come from not knowing the choices that are available. We try to educate them about the various family planning alternatives and the benefits of each to the families. We also use religious arguments in support of family planning. Our religion says maternal health is important. The religious books say that a child needs to be breast-fed for at least two years and six months before the mother gives birth to another child. Therefore, Islam tells us that family planning is essential.
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