Kenya – Unsafe abortion is violence against women

Every year almost half of all pregnancies about 121 million are unintended

6 December 2021

Globally, an estimated 736 million women—almost one in three—have been subjected to intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence or both at least once in their lives.

The rates of depression, anxiety disorders, unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and HIV are higher in women who have experienced violence compared to women who have not.


Kenya – Teen pregnancy is a menace destroying the future young girls and needs to be addressed

By Doris Kathia and Purity Nthiana
May 1, 2021

Globally there are 214 million women with an unmet need for contraception. The unmet need for family planning remains high in Kenya with about one in four married women not able to access contraceptives.

Only three in every 10 adolescents and young women are using a modern contraceptive method.


Kenya – Devolve research on unsafe abortion to find solution

Devolve research on unsafe abortion to find solutions
A collective number of cases reported countrywide will not mitigate problem

by Daniel Otieno
24 April 2019

In Kenya, seven women die daily as a result of unsafe abortion. However, the missing information is the prevalence of abortion at the county level. For example, Kisumu and Homa Bay are among the top 10 counties leading in deaths of women.

There is, however, no specific information on deaths related to unsafe abortion. Do we have numbers of women who died while attempting to terminate a pregnancy? How do we arrive at the estimated 464,000 cases of unsafe abortion?