Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-1169
PIERRE, Luzia Aparecida dos Santos and CLAPIS, Maria José. Family Planning in a Family Health Unit. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2010, vol.18, n.6, pp. 1161-1168. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692010000600017.
The aim of this study was to identify the care provided by health professionals who work in family planning, in a Family Health Unit in the municipality of Ribeirao Preto, São Paulo. This was a descriptive, cross-sectional and quali-quantitative study. Data were collected through interviews with 11 health professionals. The results revealed that most professionals had not received training in family planning, and that information about contraceptive methods is transmitted in an individual way, having women as the target-public. The contraceptive methods which the professionals suggest and offer more are those considered most effective. These findings indicate that family planning care at the Family Health Unit needs to be adjusted not only to ensure quality of service, but also to ensure sexual and reproductive rights.
Keywords : Women’s Health; Family Planning Services; Family Health Program; Nursing.