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Peace Corps Lesotho Welcome Book | August 2011

Peace Corps Lesotho Welcome Book | August 2011

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Published by: Accessible Journal Media Peace Corps Docs on Oct 28, 2012
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Pregnancy is treated in the same manner as other Volunteer

health conditions that require medical attention but also have

programmatic ramifications. The Peace Corps is responsible

for determining the medical risk and the availability of

appropriate medical care if the Volunteer remains in-country.

Given the circumstances under which Volunteers live and

work in Peace Corps countries, it is rare that the Peace Corps’

medical and programmatic standards for continued service

during pregnancy can be met.

If feminine hygiene products are not available for you to

purchase on the local market, the Peace Corps medical officer

in Lesotho will provide them. If you require a specific product,

please bring a three-month supply with you.

It is not unusual for female Volunteers to experience more

frequent bladder or yeast infections as well as changes in

their menstrual pattern. Female Volunteers will have a Pap

smear, as part of their midservice medical evaluation if

needed, and their close-of-service physical. If you need to

have more frequent Pap smears, let the medical officer know

during your meetings at pre-service training. The Peace Corps

provides annual mammograms for all Volunteers over age 50

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or whenever there is a specific indication. If you have had any

previous mammograms, you need to bring all films with you.

Do not send them to Washington, D.C. The medical office

will keep them and return them to you when you complete

your service.

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