Africa is presented as the land of the baby boom. The continent indeed is often accused of ignoring birth control.
The done is changing, family planning is gaining ground in Africa. Family Planing 2020 announces it in a report released Monday in Nairobi, Kenya.
« The use of modern contraceptives is growing fastest here in Africa. As of July 2019, nearly 25% of women of childbearing age in African countries were using a modern method of contraception. » Says Beth Schmachter, Executive Director of FP2020.
The good students in this area, according to Family Planing 2020, are in East and Southern Africa. A change of mentality that is not without profit, far from the feminine layer.
« This contraceptive use has had an incredible impact on the lives of women and girls and, thanks to the use of modern contraceptives, 119 million unwanted pregnancies, 21 million unsafe abortions and 134,000 maternal deaths have been reported. avoided in the last year alone. », adds the Executive Director of Family Planing 2020.
But it will still struggle to allow contraception to prevail in Africa where there is little taste of birth control because of certain cultural barriers.