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Africa leads the world in contraceptive use

The analysis found condom use as the leading contraceptive method among unmarried, sexually active young African women, followed by injections in East and Southern Africa and implants in West Africa. Nairobi, Kenya  | BIRD AGENCY | The use of modern contraception is soaring worldwide, with one in three women of …

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Paying ultimate price of family planning

Women face double-edged sword for choosing to prioritise their own health and well-being and receive contraceptive services COMMENT | Joy Asasira | The media was awash earlier this month with reports of the murder of 25-year-old Twikirize Ronious. Her husband, Innocent Kibwetere, killed her because she had dared to take …

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U.S. House passes bill on access to contraception

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday to protect access to contraception nationwide. The legislation, titled the Right to Contraception Act, cleared the Democratic-led chamber in a 228-195 vote. The measure, which seeks to codify access to contraceptives on the federal level, would …

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First-ever set of sextuplets born in Poland

Warsaw, Poland | AFP | A woman has given birth to Poland’s first sextuplets with each newborn weighing about one kilogram (2.2 pounds), physicians at the University Hospital in the city of Krakow announced on Monday. “This is the first birth of sextuplets in Poland and one of the few …

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US court blocks Trump rule that limited abortion access

Washington, United States | AFP | A judge in the United States on Monday blocked an order by President Donald Trump’s administration that would have stripped free birth control from some American women. In October 2017, the Trump administration annulled an Obamacare provision that obliged employer health plans to pay for contraception. The move extended …

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