This research report presents a country profile of Kenya, and looks at differential access to and quality of family planning (FP) and abortion/post-abortion services to assess their current situation, as well the various financing and delivery mechanisms for these crucial services. Since 2000, Kenya has passed several new sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and population-related policies, including a new population and development policy that addresses rapid population growth. Results of this country profile highlight the need for further research on: 1) innovative ways through which SRH information can be brought to schools; 2) FP/SRH indicators in people living with disabilities; and 3) traditional and non-hormonal methods of contraception. The report discusses the key challenges facing reproductive health with a special focus on unintended pregnancy in Kenya and ends with policy and programmatic implications.
Mumah, Joyce, Caroline W. Kabiru, Carol Mukiira, Jessica Brinton, Michael Mutua, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Harriet Birungi, and Ian Askew. 2014. "Unintended pregnancies in Kenya: A country profile," STEP UP Research Report. Nairobi: African Population and Health Research Center.
Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP)
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