Her Excellency Helen Obado first lady Migori County, presided over a colourful celebration that seeks to improve awareness of all the contraceptive methods around the world during the World Contraception Day(WCD), which is a campaign that centres around a vision where all pregnancy is wanted. WCD's mission is to improve awareness of Contraception and to enable young people make informed choices on their sexual reproductive health.
There is still lack of proper access to sexual and reproductive health and information services, like modern contraceptives and family planning services. These services when implemented can reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and their consequences: the dangers associated with unsafe abortions (one of the main causes of maternal death especially in young women) and school dropouts.
As we celebrate the World Contraception Day today in Mabera, Kuria West Subcounty, the high rate of teenage pregnancy is a burden in Migori County and therefore every young person has a right to be informed about affordable and effective contraception methods.