Kenya – Atheists fault medical practitioners for abortion ban

Atheists fault medical practitioners for abortion ban

November 21, 2018
NYABOGA KIAGE

The group is now calling on the board to consider ensuring that abortion drugs are administered to pregnant girls by unlicensed medical practitioners.

Atheists in Kenya (AIK) have faulted the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) for banning abortions at Marie Stopes.

The group has further termed the ban on abortion as misguided and regrettable, insisting that abortion is common in the country.

Continued: https://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/atheists-medical-practitioners-abortion-ban/

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Kenya – Banning Marie Stopes services will be felt by the poor

Banning Marie Stopes services will be felt by the poor

Monday November 19 2018

Information is power. When people have access to accurate information on how to remain healthy and where to get services, they are more likely to make informed decisions.

The decision by Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board to ban Marie Stopes Kenya from conducting abortions, publishing safe abortion information on its website and running safe abortion adverts is uncalled for.

Continued: https://www.nation.co.ke/oped/letters/Banning-Marie-Stopes-services-will-be-felt-by-the-poor/440806-4857922-2kjn5cz/index.html

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Kenya – Honest discussions needed on abortion and contraception

Honest discussions needed on abortion and contraception

Monday November 19 2018
By KALTUM GUYO

Praying that things go away, seems to be a Kenyan, or indeed, African way of dealing with matters that we wish not to confront because they are incomprehensible, sinful or God’s will. Mental health is one such example. This myth has been dispelled by Hauwa Ojeifo, the founder of ‘She Writes Woman’, a mental health helpline in Nigeria.

MENTAL HEALTH
Hauwa offers people who suffer mental health breakdowns an opportunity to talk their problems out and seek psychological help. I must acknowledge the phrase, “Praying things away”, as hers. We are also experiencing our own challenges of “praying things away” when dealing with incessant traffic accidents, corruption, election violence and now, abortion and teenage pregnancies.

Continued: https://www.nation.co.ke/oped/opinion/Honest-discussions-needed-on-abortion-and-contraception/440808-4858100-mj5wpyz/index.html

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Kenya – Board orders Marie Stopes to stop offering abortion services

Board orders Marie Stopes to stop offering abortion services

Sunday November 18 2018
By ANGELA OKETCH and SONI KANAKE

The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) has ordered reproductive services provider Marie Stopes to stop offering any form of abortion services.

In what signals an end to the organisation’s positioning as the go-to facility for women with unwanted pregnancies, Marie Stopes has further been ordered to pull down advertisements that are deemed to be against the rules of medical advertising from its website and other mediums.

Continued: https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Marie-Stopes-stop-abortion-services-order/1056-4856854-g4o7s9z/index.html

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Kenya – Revealed: How students mint cash in sneaky abortion trade

Revealed: How students mint cash in sneaky abortion trade

By Vivianne Wandera
Published Sun, November 18th 2018

A cabal of medical and pharmacy university students have formed ‘clubs’ that are offering abortion services to college girls for as little as Sh2,000.

Investigations by the Sunday Standard have unveiled an intricate web by the well connected undergraduates using their hostels and rooms outside campus as observation wards for their clients.

Continued: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2001303080/how-medical-students-aid-with-abortions

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Kenya – Marie Stopes ordered to stop offering abortion services

Marie Stopes ordered to stop offering abortion services

By Graham Kajilwa
Published Sun, November 18th 2018

Marie Stopes, a renown reproductive health clinic, has been ordered to stop offering abortion services of any kind.

The government through the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) has also directed the clinic to submit weekly returns to the board over the next 60 days.

Continued: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2001303082/why-marie-stopes-is-now-on-the-radar

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Kenya Prohibits Marie Stopes From Offering Abortion Services

Kenya Prohibits Marie Stopes From Offering Abortion Services

By Urenna Ukiwe
18 November 2018

It is illegal to offer abortion services in Kenya unless the health of the mother is at risk.

Kenyan authorities have prohibited the international health organisation Marie Stopes from offering any form of abortion services.

The Medical Practitioners Board made the decision after investigating complaints that the group’s adverts were encouraging abortion.

Continued: https://guardian.ng/life/kenya-prohibits-marie-stopes-from-offering-abortion-services/

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Kenya – Why Marie Stopes has been asked to stop abortion services

Why Marie Stopes has been asked to stop abortion services

By Grace Gichuhi and Dorcus Osongo
Published Sat, November 17th 2018

Marie Stopes Kenya has been ordered to stop offering abortion services in all their facilities, a move that could see them run out of business.

The order by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) comes after a public outcry against the clinics' advertisements that have been deemed to promote abortion.

Continued: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001303049/why-marie-stopes-has-been-asked-to-stop-abortion-services

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Kenya – How conmen are minting millions in risky abortion procedures

How conmen are minting millions in risky abortion procedures

The Nairobian
By Jeckonia Otieno
Nov 11, 2018

Carol paid Sh10, 000 and was given four pills and instructed to swallow two [Photo: Courtesy]

Carol, 20, almost became a static because of an orgasm. “I had to get rid of the pregnancy. I am still waiting to join college and my parents would have been mad had they known,” Carol revealed.

A friend advised her to visit a private doctor within the Nairobi CBD, where she was charged a consultation fee of Sh3, 000.

Continued: https://www.sde.co.ke/thenairobian/article/2001302295/how-conmen-are-minting-millions-in-risky-abortion-procedures

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At least 1,200 young girls abort in Kenya everyday

At least 1,200 young girls abort in Kenya everyday

Author: Tuko.co.ke
Oct 17, 2018

A recent research has revealed over 1, 200 girls aged between 10 and 24 yaers abort daily.

The research also shows at least 7 out of the 1, 200 die daily during and after abortion. It also revealed the government uses KSh 500 million annually to tackle abortion related complications

Continued: https://www.tuko.co.ke/289265-at-1200-young-girls-abort-kenya-everyday.html#289265

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