Family planning lags as myths persist

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Episode 36

Cultural and social norms, and myths about how modern contraceptives affect menโ€™s virility are just some of the reasons why the uptake of contraception remains low in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite increasing demand.

This week on Africa Science Focus, Effie Chipeta from the Malawi College of Medicine tells us about the growing demand for contraceptives, while Tazirwa Chipeta speaks about the services available from the Family Planning Association of Malawi. Over in Uganda, Moses Odongo from the non-profit Family Medical Point tells us about outreach programmes among the lakeshore communities of Lake Victoria.

Is there something you want to know about science in Africa? Send us your questions from anywhere in the world and weโ€™ll find an expert to answer them โ€” text or voice message via WhatsApp to +254799042513.

Africa Science Focus, with Selly Amutabi.

This programme was funded by the European Journalism Centre, through the European Development Journalism Grants programme, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Published on 2021-04-07

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