Report: Majority Of Kenyan Women Avoiding Pregnancies Not Using Contraceptive

Report: Majority Of Kenyan Women Avoiding Pregnancies Not Using Contraceptive

A report by WHO says new mothers who want to avoid getting pregnant do not use contraceptives. A study has shown that roughly 95% of new mothers do

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A report by WHO says new mothers who want to avoid getting pregnant do not use contraceptives.

A study has shown that roughly 95% of new mothers do not want to get pregnant in the next 24 months. According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), 75% of them do not use contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

The report that was released on World Contraceptive Day indicated that immediate pregnancies pose a major challenge to the mothers and their children.

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The report indicated that providing postpartum family planning is therefore crucial for ensuring the health, human rights and well-being of women and their babies.

It added that contraception allows women to realise their human right to decide if and when to have children and helps to allow people attain their desired family size. However most of their contraceptive needs are not met.

Source: tuko.co.ke

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