The health of women in Africa’s rapidly developing cities is in peril amid inadequate access to family planning services, experts said Wednesday on the sidelines of the ongoing ninth edition of the Africities Summit in Kenya’s western city of Kisumu. Xinhua news quotes experts as saying, “about 20 million women in African cities are keen to use birth control pills but cannot access them due to poverty, cultural myths, and lack of awareness”. The direct cost of supplying a modern and effective contraceptive to a couple in Africa is about 6.87 U.S. dollars annually.
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