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Date: 04/27/2017
Source: The Daily Star
As sexual and reproductive health is considered a taboo in the society, teenage girls, especially unmarried ones, feel discomfort and embarrassment in seeking medical services for these issues at Adolescent-friendly Health Corners (AFHC). Many teenagers told researchers that the instance of an adolescent or teenage girl going to an AFHC is perceived as the girl being pregnant or having...
Date: 04/27/2017
Source: The Economist
Type: In the News
Faith and tradition favour high fertility. Education pulls the other way Not everyone thinks birth control is a blessing. Boko Haram, a jihadist group that terrorises north-eastern Nigeria, deems artificial contraception to be a product of infidel learning, and therefore forbidden. Its ideologues also believe that females should avoid school, marry early (sometimes while still children) and have...
Date: 04/25/2017
Source: Daily Trust
Type: In the News
Stakeholders representing the various strata of the society have called for improved efforts towards the adoption and funding of family planning in the country. Speaking separately, the stakeholders which comprise community and religious leaders, youth leaders, governmental and non-governmental organizations,  among others said there was need for change methods of advocacy in order to achieve...
Date: 04/25/2017
Source: Daily Nation
Type: In the News
Increased visits to clinics by expectant and new mothers and increased use of mosquito nets by children has significantly reduced the infant mortality rate in Kenya. The Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS 2014) shows that the infant mortality rate has dropped from 52 deaths per 1000 live births in 2009, to 39 deaths per 1000 live births, citing increased proportions of births assisted by a...
Date: 04/25/2017
Source: Newsweek
Type: In the News
Miranda was four months pregnant and extremely anxious when she got her first HIV test. She had long been afraid of a positive diagnosis, and shortly after stepping into a tent offering free HIV tests at a taxi stand in central Johannesburg, her fear was confirmed. Miranda—who asked to use a pseudonym to protect her safety and privacy—had never been tested. “[I thought], It’s not going to happen...
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