Kenya: Obstacles to Family Planning Remain

A reproductive health division study has shown that most poor people in rural and urban areas do not use family planning. The effectiveness of family planning has been hampered by financial and cultural obstacles.

  • Kenya:   Poor Women Not Practising Family Planning

    The Star, 22 October 2012

    Poor women are giving birth to many children because family planning services are unaffordable. A reproductive health division study shows that most poor people in rural and urban… Read more »

  • Kenya:   Female Condom Campaign

    The Star, 21 October 2012

    A campaign to promote the use of female condoms will be launched. Free female condoms will be distributed and demonstrations on how they are used. Peninah Mwangi from the Bar… Read more »

A mother plays with her young son in the Kenyan village of Mwea.

  • Kenya:   Women Fear Contraceptives

    The Star, 18 October 2012

    Women are not using contraceptives because they fear it will reduce their sexual appetite. A study by the reproductive health division also reveals that others fear they will… Read more »

  • Kenya:   Family Planning Angers Men

    The Star, 17 October 2012

    A group of men in Trans Nzoia county are complaining that their spouses are practising family planning without involving them. Read more »

  • Kenya:   Use Quality Family Planning Methods, Says Health Boss

    The Star, 11 October 2012

    Nyanza Reproductive Health coordinator Dr Ezekiel Okoth, has urged Kenyans using family planning methods to seek guidance from government approved doctors. Read more »


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