A ground-breaking report on family planning in the world’s 69 lowest-income countries today shows that more women and girls have access to family planning than ever before. It reveals that 314 million women and girls are now using modern contraception, with 53 million new users in the last seven years, and 9 million in the past year alone. FP2020: Women at the Center has been produced by Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) – a global partnership that supports the rights of woman and girls to decide – freely and for themselves – whether, when, and how many children they want to have. Below is a round-up of media attention the report has received throughout Africa.
This news item was updated on December 6, 2019.
- The Telegraph: Africa’s women embrace modern birth control as experts hail rapid rise in contraception use
- Xinhua Net: African states record spike in contraceptives use: report
- France 24: Growth of contraceptive use highest in African countries: report
- The Strait Times: Growth of contraceptive use highest in African countries: Report
- Daily Nation: Kenya scores highly in Africa on ease of access to contraceptives
- Standard Media: Prioritise women’s wellbeing to drive economic growth
- Standard Media: ‘Birth control prevented over 500,000 abortions’
- CGTN Africa: Nigeria still lags behind in modern contraceptive uptake
- PM News Nigeria: Nigeria second slowest country adopting contraceptives
- Vanguard: 6.5 million women now use modern contraceptives in Nigeria
- Business Day: Nigeria makes up roughly half of all women of reproductive age in West Africa
- The Sierra Leone Telegraph: In Sierra Leone over half a million women and girls are using modern methods of contraception