The use of contraceptives is on the rise in the country, with recent data indicating that usage has actually surpassed the national target of 56 per cent by 2015.
According to a report by department of medical services, majority of women have now embraced the use of contraceptives, which has seen the contraceptive prevalence rate increase from 46 per cent to 58 per cent.
The director of medical service Nicholas Muraguri attributed the growth to education and expanded access to family planning and reproductive health services.
“The results indicated that the level of education has a role to play when it comes to contraceptive use; those who are highly educated are getting fewer children compared to those with less education,” said Dr Muraguri.
The new revelation is in tandem with the recent 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, which had earlier this year reported a rise in the number of women using contraceptives over the past five years.
The survey indicated that 58 per cent of married women in Kenya are using birth control compared with 46 per cent when the survey was last conducted five years ago.
KENYAN MEN RANKED LESS PROMISCUOUS IN AFRICA
Well this revelation could therefore add a new twist to a recent report which listed Kenyan men as the least promiscuous in the continent.
The State of the World’s Father’s day report done by MenCare, a global campaign that promotes men and boys’ involvement as equitable and non-violent care givers was perceived as unbelievable by Kenyans across both genders.
The report ranked men based on the number that sire children with more than one woman and as one of the Kenyan men argued on the social media debate that was aroused by the report;
“I don’t think Kenyan men are less promiscuous, I think our women have embraced family planning methods,”he said.