Women shy away from morning-after pill for fear of being judged by health workers
Healthcare workers accused of making it uncomfortable for women to access contraceptive
By ANGELA OKETCH
Dec 18, 2019
How often do you buy an emergency contraceptive pill from either a chemist or a hospital? Do you need to consult the pharmacist to be given the pill or is it on a pay and take basis?
Maureen Kerubo says she had to change her picking point for the pills because of the many questions she was asked whenever she went to collect the pills. “Initially, I would walk to a government facility next to my house to pick the pill because of privacy issues, and it was also free.”
Woman and high school student arrested for attempted abortion
By Amina Wako
May 6th, 2019
A middle-aged woman and a Form Three student were arrested on Sunday after they were allegedly caught planning to procure an abortion.
The 18-year-old girl from a school in Nakuru County had traveled to Bomet to seek the help of the 50-years-old woman to terminate her 6-month pregnancy.
At least 1,200 young girls abort in Kenya everyday
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
Unsafe abortions kill seven Kenyans daily
Friday September 21 2018
By AGGREY OMBOKI
Kenya is in the grip of a national health crisis as millions of shillings are spent reducing complications from unsafe abortions.
A study by the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) between 2012 and 2016 found that Kenya used more than Sh500 million tackling unsafe abortion cases.
Kenya spends millions treating unsafe abortion complications
The money is enough to procure at least two cancer treatment machines.
By EUNICE KILONZO
May 28, 2018
New report quantifies financial and human resource cost of treating complications of unsafe pregnancy terminations
Kenya spent Sh533 million treating complications of unsafe abortions in public health facilities, according to a new report by the Ministry of Health and the African Population and Health Research Centre.