Women in Nigeria whose clerics extol the benefits of family planning were significantly more likely to adopt modern contraceptive methods, new research suggests, highlighting the importance of engaging religious leaders to help increase the country’s stubbornly low uptake of family planning services.
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After each clinic makeover, the use of modern family planning services there increased significantly. Renovating the environment makes it more appealing, cleaner and motivates clients to seek care at the facility.
In rural Kenya in the mid-1990s, Rael Odengo had no running water, but the teen had a radio. The Youth Variety Show was her only way to get family planning information. Now, at CCP, she creates the kind of programs that shaped her youth.
Some of the most rural parts of Nigeria have some of the lowest rates of contraceptive use not just in Africa, but in the entire world. A new intervention focusing on religious leaders hopes to change that.
Health clinics were turning away many of the women sent for contraception. To get family planning providers onboard, CCP had to change its approach.
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