The Kenyan High Court has ruled that rape survivors have the right to an abortion and ordered authorities to pay almost US$30 000 in damages to the mother of a teenage victim who died after a botched abortion. This was as a result of a directive by the Ministry of Health to withdraw national standard guidelines for the procedure.
No contraception, no abortions: Marie Stopes International, one of the world’s largest providers of contraception and safe abortion services, has been operating in Kenya, within the law, for over three decades. Now the organisation has been banned from providing abortion services.
Across Africa, the high cost of menstrual products is causing schoolgirls to miss classes and eventually drop out of school, creating what has become known as “period poverty”.
Today at TIA we commemorate #WorldPopulationDay and ask the question many don’t get to ask, is it time for guys to take on the burden of birth control? There is no doubt about the fact that it takes two to tango, but when the two tango, why is the burden of birth control only left to one?