South Africa

The government of South Africa has made a commitment to prioritize family planning services and strengthen them, with a focus on dual protection.

In 2012, the country revised its contraception and fertility policy to address various issues related to contraception within a human rights context. The new policy ensures that a full range of family planning methods are made available at public health facilities. South Africa aims to target teenagers, given the high rates of teenage pregnancies, and implement a school health program for girls to provide information on reproductive health rights.