Today is the 22nd annual World Population Day, and this year’s theme is ‘Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services’. The theme is also in line with the Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG5), which is to ‘Achieve Universal Access to Reproductive Health by 2015.’
Extensive sensitisation on family planning by several health organisations and actors in Rwanda has gradually broken barriers hindering the usage of modern contraceptives. Women between the ages of 15 to 49 years are the most affected when they have no access to reproductive health services.
Among the country’s family planning barriers are; religious influence, cultural mindsets and limited information regarding the access and use of contraceptives.