Kenya Battles Skepticism Against Family Planning

Myths and misconceptions have been blamed for the low numbers of modern contraceptive usage along the coast, according to Sammy Tanui, the National Council for Population and Development regional co-ordinator.

A medical worker at a clinic counsels a patient on family planning.

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