Yamaan Foundation for Health and Social Development focuses on Family Planning, Training, Campaigns and BCC, Research
At Yamaan, one of our goals is to give Yemenis a choice, so they can plan their own families, their own futures and the future of their communities. To do this we have developed our own brand of family planning products, known as PROTEC. Our sales team distributes PROTEC products in pharmacies, midwives clinics, medical centres and various other points across the country.
Our PROTEC family planning methods include:
The Intra-uterine Device is a long term family planning method. The small copper device is inserted into the womb by skilled staff such as a midwife or a doctor where it remains and protects against unwanted pregnancy for up to five years.
A contraceptive injection acts as protection against unwanted pregnancy for three months and is administered by a nurse, a midwife, or a doctor. Injectable contraceptives are given by injection into the muscle, slowly releasing a hormone into the woman’s bloodstream.
Oral contraceptive pills that women must take daily to prevent pregnancy. Several different types of contraceptive pills are offered in order to suit the health and menstrual cycle of our clients. Combined oral contraceptives (COCs) contain low doses of the hormones progestin and estrogen while progestin-only pills (POPs), also called mini-pills, contain low doses of the progestin hormone only, allowing breastfeeding women to use them.
Hormonal implants are small, flexible rods inserted just under the skin of the upper arm by a clinician. Immediately reversible and very effective for at least three years depending on the particular type, implants release progestin only, making them safe for breastfeeding women.
Male condoms provide dual protection against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. Male condoms are sheaths or coverings that fit over a man’s erect penis, forming a barrier that keeps sperm out of the vagina to prevent pregnancy.