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Elaine, Philippines

Elaine has lived her entire life in Rosario Cavite. Her husband works in construction and she is a housewife, spending her time looking after the family and their home. She has two sons. Her eldest Niel is seven years old and his younger brother Mark is six. Niel and Mark did have a younger sibling but the child fell ill and died.

Elaine had an IUD inserted four years ago, prior to which she was using contraceptive pills. She believes her IUD is important as it enables her to space her pregnancies and makes it easier for her to take care of her existing children. Both her boys are in school and Elaine thinks that this is in part due to her use of contraception.

She comes to the government health unit once a month to have her IUD checked by the MS Ladies. Smiling and pointing to the MS Ladies, Elanie explains, “I feel comfortable with them.” She is happy with her IUD and says she would recommend MS Ladies to her friends.

Because of the IUD, Elaine declares, “I can enjoy my sex life unlimited. I do not have to be afraid of getting pregnant.”

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