Health Education Materials

 

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This program is part of the Caafimaadkeena series. The DVD shares medically sound and culturally appropriate information on the sensitive subject of reproductive health, bridging the gap between Somali patients and health care providers.

Somali viewers learn about topics like child spacing, breastfeeding, nutrition and exercise, and demystifying C-sections. Health practitioners gain sensitivity to Somali cultural concerns about childbirth practices.

The DVD features local Somali actors and is presented in Somali with English subtitles. The movie frames these health topics within the stories of several young Somali couples’ experiences giving birth and raising families in the Unites States.

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This video and others are available to watch online.

 

This easy-to-use reference guide is for health professionals who provide reproductive health services to the Somali community. This guide covers multiple topics, including:

  •     Concepts in culturally competent health care
  •     Background on the Somali community
    • Demographic overview
    • Social structure
    • Religion
    • Gender roles
    • Differences between Somali and U.S. health care systems
  •     Somali community in Minnesota
    • Demographic overview
    • Community strengths and concerns
    • Health needs
    • Barriers to accessing health care in the U.S.
  •     Reproductive health trends and beliefs
  •     Adolescent reproductive health
  •     Greetings and gestures
  •      Resources

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Hard copies are out of stock, but please submit a request if you would like a PDF emailed to you.

 

This 60 page booklet gives useful information about methods that Somali women and men can use if they would like to space their children.  The booklet highlights five questions in helping couples make decisions about child spacing.

Questions addressed include:

    * Is this method safe?
    * Does this method work well?
    * How can I get this method?
    * Can I get pregnant after I stop using this method?
    * Will this method protect me from sexually transmitted infections and diseases?

Methods discussed in the newly revised 2013 version include: Abstinence, Lactational Amenorrhea Method, Fertility Awareness Methods, Male and Female Condoms, Copper and Hormonal IUDs, Injectables, Oral Contraceptives, Emergency Contraception, Patch, Ring, Vaginal Spermicides, Diaphragm, Cervical Cap, Contraceptive Sponge, Tubal Ligation and Vasectomy. 

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This booklet, in both English and Somali, is intended for use by health providers and educators with their Somali patients to help them better understand reproductive functions and how certain contraceptive methods work.
 

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This Somali-language pamphlet describes how to use CycleBeads, a standard days method for family planning. The insert fits easily inside a box of CycleBeads to make it easy to send home with a Somali patient.

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Somali Language Factsheets are available in the following topics:

    * Nutrition and Physical Activity Factsheet
    * Stroke Factsheet
    * Cardiovascular Disease Factsheet
    * Diabetes Factsheet
    * Breast and Cervical Cancer

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Please know that this DVD is not: a full description of HPV, Physical procedures, Cervical cancer screening guidelines 

a substitute for crucial dialogue between patient and provider.

The purpose of this DVD is to raise awareness of cervical cancer among Somali women, and to motivate these women to seek screening.  The script was written specifically to model a positive interaction between patient and provider and to reinforce the concept of regular health checks.  

This video is in Somali with optional English subtitles.

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This reference card is a helpful teaching aide during clinic visits or health education classes. The 8.5x11 double-sided, laminated card contains male and female reproductive anatomy diagrams with bilingual terms.

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