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EB Magalona installs
gender friendly facility


A gender friendly facility installed at the EB Magalona Municipal Health Office is now ready to serve Saraviahanons.

Dr. Edmundo Janeo, Municipal Health Officer, said yesterday that the facility will focus on family planning, with active participation of men.

Mayor Marvin Malacon yesterday said it is the first to be established in northern Negros, and the facility will cater to men, who will undergo vasectomy, a surgical procedure for male sterilization, or permanent contraception.

Janeo said the surgical procedure, that will cost P10,000 if administered by a private doctor, is free to those who want to avail of it.

During its launching Monday, Janeo said 15 Saraviahanons initially availed of it.

He added that Malacon also offered support to the beneficiaries, for the loss of a three-day income, which is the period of recuperation.

Janeo said the facility is open for vasectomy surgical procedures every Tuesday and Thursday, and every second Saturday of the month.

Malacon also said yesterday that they are targeting 300 day care students in EB Magalona for their dental mission, in tandem with the Department of Health.

The launching was held yesterday in Brgy. San Isidro, EB Magalona.

There will be a follow-up for every three months, for a period of three years, Malacon said.*GPB


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