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Githurai Residents Benefit From Free Contraception Services

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Residents in Githurai area on Monday received free services on the use of contraception as the world marked World Contraception day.

Joan Mutheu a peer consellor with The Link Youth Empowerment CBO from Githirai said that the contraception services will help the residents to make proper decisions about their lives.

Other services that were also offered include free HIV Aids and counseling tests and cervical cancer screening.

“This is a very important day because it brings together so many people from this area and also gets them educated on family planning,” said Mutheu.

“Without family planning, our economy also gets hurt. Because having unplanned babies kind of affects someone’s contribution to the economy,” she said.

Zacharia Kawai also stated that they also hope to breaks the myths attached with contraceptives.

“We are here to break the myths because there are so many myths and misconceptions in the ghettos with regards to contraception,” said Zac.

“There are people who say that when you use contraceptives, you will become barren or even worse you will have a watery vagina. We want to break all of them to ensure that all the myths are done away with and that people get proper information with regards to contraceptives,” he said.

The whole world on Monday marked World Contraception Day to create awareness on contraception and safe sex.

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