“For Life” offices have been opened at the three polyclinics of the Zavodski, Maskoŭski and Pieršamajski districts. It was reported to the the correspondent of the "Minsk-News" agency by the Health Committee of the Minsk City Executive Committee.
In particular, in the Pieršamajski district the interdistrict office for pre-abortion counselling began work on the basis of the 27th Сity Polyclinic. Psychological assistance is provided here to the patients who are on medical care in Polyclinics № 8, 19, 27 and 28 of the Pieršamajski district. In addition, women from the Centraĺny district, attached to the 1st Central District Polyclinic, the 4th City Polyclinic, and the patients of the 4th female consultation of the 1st City Clinical Hospital are sent here.
A similar office appeared in the 25th Central District Polyclinic of the Maskoŭski district. The patients of the mentioned polyclinic, as well as of Polyclinics №5, 15, 32, and 39, apply here.
The patients of Polyclinics №№ 17, 21, 22, 36 are sent to the interdistrict office “For Life” of the Zavodski district (that’s opened on the basis of the 17th City Clinical Polyclinic). And also from the 14th Сentral District Polyclinic (the Partyzanski district) and 34th Central District Polyclinic (the Saviecki district).
Earlier, Svetlana Manysheva, the head of the department of medical care for mothers and children of the Health Committee of the Minsk City Executive Committee, reported that in the “For life” offices, physicians help patients with unwanted pregnancy to decide on carrying a child. Here is also provided assistance to women who are not able to cope with a crisis situation on their own (after a premature birth, sexual violence).
We recall that in the capital pre-abortion counselling offices work also in the Lieninski and Frunzienski districts. Thus, women who are on medical care in Polyclinics №№ 10, 12, 20, and 40 are served in the 10th City Polyclinic (the Frunzienski district). Female Minsk dwellers from Polyclinics №№ 11, 29, 35 and 37 are sent to the same office at the 37th City Polyclinic (the Lieninski district). The patients attached to Polyclinics №№ 6, 7, 18, 23 apply to the “For Life” office of the 23rd City Polyclinic (the Lieninski district).