Although Kenya has made significant progress in ensuring its citizens’ right to reproductive health, many Kenyans still lack access to or fail to use contraceptives, in part because of the lack of quality family planning (FP) services. Through the STEP UP research program, the African Population and Health Research Center developed a comprehensive country profile report that outlines the status, causes, and consequences of unintended pregnancy in Kenya. One of the most prominent findings was how important public health facilities are to reducing unmet need for FP. In order to solidify gains achieved and make further progress, concerted commitment from the Kenyan government and Ministry of Health to actively support FP services in public facilities is crucial. This policy brief makes a number of recommendations to help Kenya move forward.
Kabiru, Caroline W., Jessica Brinton, Joyce Mumah, Carol Mukiira, and Chimaraoke O. Izugbara. 2014. "Improving family planning services in public health facilities to reach more women," STEP UP Policy Brief. Nairobi: APHRC.
Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP)
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