Body mapping group 3
GROUP 3: BODY MAPPING
Title: Creating awareness among women of reproductive age (15-49 years) visiting ANC clinic, about
available contraceptive and family planning methods through Body mapping technique.
Introduction: Body mapping was originated in South Africa as a therapeutic tool for women living
with HIV. Later on body mapping evolved to have many other uses including advocacy, research,
team building and evaluation.
Definition: Body mapping is “the process of creating body maps using drawing, painting, or other
art-based techniques to visually represent aspects of people’s lives, their bodies and the world they
Purpose: In recent decades there have been great improvements in the reproductive health of
women in developing countries and increases in the use of modern contraceptive methods.
Nonetheless, many women are not able to access information, contraceptive services that could
facilitate in prevention of unintended pregnancies and planning for spacing of desired pregnancies.
Hence, we will use this Body mapping technique in order to create awareness and also to know
women’s knowledge, perception about conception, contraception and use of family planning
methods. This workshop is also conducted to reduce stigma and misconception among women
regarding reproductive health and family planning.
1. Preparation of the body model in form of charts including the key components of our interest.
2. Among women of reproductive age (15-49 years) visiting ANC clinic, we select the women who are
willing to participate into the activity.
3. We administer them with a pre-defined questionnaire to know their knowledge and interest
regarding the various available family planning techniques.
4. If interested, we explain them the various available reproductive and family planning methods
using body mapping charts.
5.we will use GATHER approach to give counselling about contraceptives.
G: Greet the participants (make them comfortable, give attention)
A: Ask about their knowledge in family planning and contraception
T: Telling different methods/options/choices to solve the problem
H: Help client to make voluntary decisions
E: Explain fully the chosen decision/action/method
R: Return for follow-up visit
1. This is the most effective method used to create awareness among the illiterate people.
2. The sensitive topics could be addressed by the utilization of the visual aids in comparison to the
verbal methods that are hard to explain about them.
3. Physical side effects associated with any type of disease/treatment can be mapped to the specific
region of the body part.
1. While using visual aids try using simple and easily understandable diagrams rather than complex
which would create more confusion among the participants.
2. Avoid using scientific terminologies.