SEGOR: Expanding family planning access to poor women vital for Kenya’s future

PHOTO | FILE Contraceptives.

What you need to know:

  • Going door to door, Beatrice has provided more than 400 women in her community with information about the benefits of family planning, and is also able to offer them a range of contraceptive options, which she gets from her local health clinic.
  • Last October, we launched a 2012-2016 National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan, which outlines priority strategies for increasing contraceptive prevalence.

By the time she was 30, Beatrice, a young mother living in Kibera, had already given birth to eight children – three of whom died shortly after birth. Despite not wanting more children, she continued to give birth every year because she was not using any contraceptives.


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