Over 2 Million Unintended Pregnancies Prevented & 460,000 Unsafe Abortions Averted Since July 2017
- Domestic government spending on family planning of $19 million (2016) – compared to $8.5 million in Nigeria and $8.1 in Burkina Faso – see page 23 of report at above link.
- In Kenya, among women aged 15-49, an estimated 42.7% or 5.6 million are using a modern method of contraception in 2018. This is 1,773,000 more than in 2012.
- The rate of modern contraceptive use among married women has increased to 58.3%
- As a result of modern contraceptive use between July 2017 and July 2018:
- However, 20.3% of married women aged 15-49 have an unmet need for a modern method of contraception.
- The number of women and girls using a modern method of contraception in the world’s 69 poorest countries had grown to more than 317 million, as of July 2018.
- This is 46 million more users than in 2012 (the year FP2020 was launched) – an increase that is around 30% greater than the historic trend.
The use of modern contraceptives is growing the fastest in FP2020 countries in Africa: as of July 2018, 24% of women of reproductive age in these countries are using a modern method.
More background on Kenya’s recent activities and progress relating to family planning can be found at http://www.familyplanning2020.org/kenya.