The topic of family planning is still relatively unpopular among Malaysians. However, it is actually a very important aspect, especially in our adulting journey. Family planning is basically the act of practising contraceptive methods in order to plan and attain their desired family size and the timing of births.
There are various contraceptive methods available for Malaysians today, from condoms to pills to even injections. But do you know how to choose one best suited for you and your lifestyle? If you’re unfamiliar with them or you’re just unsure which one to choose, simply take this quiz below and we can tell you based on your WFH habits!
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Ever Wondered What Family Planning Method Suits You? Tell Us Your WFH Habits & We’ll Tell You!
From condoms to pills to injections, there are many family planning methods out there. But do you actually know which one is best suited for you? If you're unsure, just share your work-from-home habits with us by taking this quiz and we'll tell you!
So, what contraceptive method did you get? Did it match your personality? Regardless of the method, we hope that this quiz can serve as a reminder to all Malaysians about the importance of family planning and practising a healthy contraceptive method. But if you still feel a little unsure on how to start or where to ask for help, then we’ve got news for you!
In celebration of World Contraception Day, Bayer alongside DOC2US, Alpro Pharmacy and BIG Pharmacy have launched Malaysia’s FIRST telepharmacy dedicated to family planning!
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ICYMI, World Contraception Day is happening this 26 September 2021! In view of that, this new telepharmacy will be dedicated to providing Malaysians with easy access and reliable information on family planning and you can even get a FREE consultation on family planning with pharmacists from Alpro Pharmacy and BIG Pharmacy! This way, the telepharmacy can serve various benefits for Malaysians such as:
- Empowering women to take control of their reproductive health and provide them with various options.
- Avoiding unplanned pregnancies which can negatively affect the physical and emotional state of Malaysian women.
- Preventing any financial burden and stress on unprepared parents.
- Debunking widely believed misconceptions on contraceptive side effects (eg: acne, weight gain, risk of infertility, painful menstruation, etc.) and instead, raise awareness on the benefits of these contraceptive methods (eg: regulate menstruation, improve acne, relieve menstrual symptoms, etc).
The telepharmacy is available on the DOC2US website and the DOC2US mobile application which can be found on the App Store and Google Play. Malaysians can register for free and get access to various helpful functions such as:
- Receiving free consultation on contraceptive methods to find out which would suit them best
- Getting their oral contraceptive pills (OCP) prescribed to them electronically
- Signing up to get their OCP delivered for free or choose to pick it up at the nearest pharmacy
In case you’re unaware, the ‘telepharmacy’ concept is basically a way to get information or medical care through telecommunications where you don’t have to physically meet with the doctors. It’s perfect for us Malaysians during the MCO, especially with the rising number of unplanned pregnancies that we’ve been seeing. This way, Malaysian women everywhere can access reliable medical advice without going out.
Apart from the telepharmacy website above, Bayer has also introduced the Ask Maya chatbot and the HOWUKNOW website as a way to help Malaysian women stay better informed on contraceptive methods and get contraception related information.
The Ask Maya chatbot is a virtual assistant that Malaysians can chat with anywhere, anytime in order to get reliable information on family planning. Ask Maya can be found on Facebook as well as on the HOWUKNOW website, a one-stop website dedicated to posting family planning-related articles and information.
If you’re eager to start your family planning journey, don’t forget to register on the telepharmacy website now. You can also get more information on family planning via the Ask Maya FB page and the HOWUKNOW website.