Only 42% of woman in Lamu use contraceptives- Survey.
A new survey has indicated that the number of people using contraceptives in Lamu County is still low, a new survey has indicated.
According to the 2015 National Adolescents and Youth Survey conducted by the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD), only 42.2 per cent of women in Lamu use contraceptives while the rest are not willing or even aware of the various family planning methods available to them. It is also revealed that at least 71 per cent of both married and single men use condoms while the rest are not willing to use any of the methods available. The survey also indicates that only 47.3 per cent of births in the region are attended by a skilled health worker. Speaking in Lamu, NCPD Chairman Symon Pepee asked Lamu locals to plan their families in order to be able to give their children the best parental care and ensure their needs are fully met. Mr. Pepee has said that with many citizens in other parts of the country embracing family planning in order to ease living, it is surprising that many people in Lamu do not want to embrace it. He also called on pregnant mothers to embrace hospital deliveries during births in order to avoid maternal and child deaths. “In most parts of the country, people have really embraced family planning and hospital deliveries. I am shocked to see that only 42 per cent of women here in Lamu use contraceptives while only 71 per cent of men use condoms. When you compare the number of men using condoms in various counties, you will realize that it is far much higher.