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Started By
Nick Oketch
Date
September 8, 2016
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Family Planning Should not Be a preserve for Women, Men should be Included.

According to the just-concluded Kenya Demographic Health Survey (46 per cent) of Kenyan couples use contraceptives, the number is quite low and it is therefore important to note that Family planning should not be only a preserve as a women’s affair, efforts should be put in place to ensure myths associated with contraception use are identified and solutions obtained. “I would never advise my wife to use those things [contraceptives] because the role of a woman is to give birth to children," Zaddock Odhiambo, a 28-year-old father of six says. To ensure such negative views regarding contraceptives don’t come up we should involve men through, education such as encouraging them to go for vasectomy which if offered freely in government and private facilities here in Kenya.  This will be achieved through local community health strategies with a clear aim of offering a comprehensive approach to addressing all health issues including family planning, spelling out participation of men. Community health extension workers should hit the ground hard talking to everyone including men about family planning, showing different methods of family planning to both men and women leading to both being interested in family planning.

Comment By
edwin jumbo
Date
November 11, 2016
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fammily planing access should not be limited to youth mostly youth are affected due to limitiations to access of modern family planning methods, lets give them a chance so that they prevent unwanted pregnmacy.

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Comment By
Benjamin Yohanna
Date
October 11, 2016
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I remain committed to the emancipation of the girl child. Together, we must stand against child marriage, circumcision and poor education and we must encourage Family Planning amongst our people.
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