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.

 

 

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