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Global Community Must Provide Knowledge Of, Access To Contraceptives For Women In Developing Countries

The Guardian: Westerners don’t appreciate how amazing contraception is
Faustina Fynn-Nyame, Kenya country director for Marie Stopes International

“…Women in Africa want contraception. While the West waffles on about providing aid for family planning, Africans are asking for it. … As someone who has lived and worked in clinics from Brixton to Accra, the main difference I see is that women in the U.K. are empowered. They can take control of what happens to their body and what they want from their futures. In countries such as Ghana and Kenya that agency is not there. But the women in Kenya and Ghana are brave because they are challenging the status quo. … We need to make sure that girls the world over have the same opportunities” (3/23).

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