Working With Youths; a Breakthrough on Contraception

UNFPA says 20,000 in developing countries teenagers give birth every day. /COURTESY

Communities across the world commemorated World Contraception Day on Wednesday. The day is celebrated annually on September 26th.

Launched in 2007, WCD’s mission is: “to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health “.

The day presents a chance for organizations to highlight ways to reach the more than 214 million women worldwide without access to reliable family planning options. This year though, Devex reports that the emphasis among many advocates has been on the importance of starting with the girls and women they target.

Here in Kenya, different Health- based organizations and hospitals marked the special day by offering free family planning services. In Mogotio, Baringo county Dandelion Africa  a Non- governmental Organisation that promotes health and economy of women living in marginalized areas extended  their services by visiting women and girls in the rural setups in a bid to share the information and help them make amicable decision.

Youth peer educators sharing information on contraception with villagers. /RUTH NDERITU