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Community-Based Workers Spread Family Planning Messages In Laos; Experts Say More Women Needed In Role

The Guardian: Condoms and contraceptive pills reach rural Laos
“…While CBD [community-based distribution] workers … are proving critical in reaching remote and mountainous areas once cut off from family planning services, there is an important element missing — women. According to a Laos government spokesperson, of the 74 CBD workers in four provinces of the country, only one is a woman. … Health workers agree that the next step is to see more women not only receiving family planning advice, but giving it too…” (Kweifio-Okai, 1/13).