Unplanned Pregnancies Soar in Kenya as Contraceptive Use Dips
About 50% of young people aged above 18 are sexually active and only about 11% are using family planning methods although they desire to use a method to prevent pregnancy, there is a disconnect between desire to use, availability to use and then puts the woman at risk of being pregnant, according to Professor Peter Gichangi. The latest Kenya Demographic and Health Survey also shows that one in every 5 teenage girls between the ages of 15-19 years have either had a live birth or are pregnant with their first child.
In Kenya abortion is prohibited unless, in the opinion of a trained health professional, there is need for emergency treatment, or the mother's life is in danger. "When women have ... Read more »
Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya has said it will also be established whether the girls underwent female genital mutilation during the December holidays. Those found to ... Read more »
Kitui County Education Officer Salesa Adano has said an additional number of 72 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education candidates from the county are pregnant. Read more »