Women’s Rights Activists Express Outrage Over Tanzania President’s Comments On Contraception
The Guardian: ‘No need for birth control’: Tanzanian president’s views cause outrage
“Women’s rights campaigners have expressed outrage after the Tanzanian president said there is no need for birth control. The president, John Magufuli, told a rally in Meatu, in the Simiyu region, that outsiders who promote birth control are giving bad advice, and that people who use contraceptives are lazy, according to local media. … The Citizen newspaper, which reported the comments, said there was no indication the statement will lead to a change in national policy. But campaigners fear Magufuli’s speech may influence services offered in some areas…” (Ratcliffe, 9/11).