Fast forward to 2020, another nine-year-old girl from Murang’a County was impregnated. Hon Sabina Chege, the Murang’a women’s representative at the time, confirmed that this young girl hailed from Ithanga, lower Gatanga, an area marked by a disturbingly high number […]
The laws around abortion in Kenya have a big effect on the lives of women and girls, influencing their choices about having children, their ability to get healthcare, and their overall well-being. In Kenya, the laws about abortion is not […]
Mwatha lost her life due to complications arising from a botched abortion, where a post-mortem examination revealed excessive bleeding caused by a rupture at the rear of her uterus. Caroline’s tragic fate triggered the arrest of six individuals, including the […]
In this article, we delve into the question, ‘How many weeks into a pregnancy can a woman legally obtain an abortion in Kenya?’ We sought the expert insights of Dr. Zebedee Nyakwara Motanya, the Secretary General of Usawa Health Foundation, […]
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly half of all abortions are unsafe, with a staggering 97-percent of these occurring in developing countries. In Kenya, for instance, the number of induced abortions rose from 300,000 in 2004 to 464,490 […]
You might be wondering, ‘Why should I care about legalizing abortion care?’ Well, let me walk you through it. Currently, Kenyan law outlaws abortion and only permits it in the opinion of a trained health professional, when there is need […]
The high cases of unsafe abortion point to the reality of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies among women and girls. The bigger challenge is that abortion is not permitted unless under restricted circumstances, such as when a trained health professional deems […]
Wewe ukifanya ngono bila ya kujikinga we juwa tu kuna uwezekano boli itaingia. Na ukipata hiyo mimba utafanyaje?
If a woman becomes pregnant unintentionally, one option she may consider is having a safe abortion.
If you’ve had sex without using a contraceptive, there’s a chance you could be pregnant. And what can you do if you are?