Publish Date: May 2020
While use of modern methods of family planning (FP) in Kenya has increased over the last decade, from 32% in 2003 to 60.7% in 2018, 13.8% of currently married women still have an unmet need for FP services, and 31% of FP users discontinue use of a method within 12 months. The most popular modern contraceptive methods used among all women are injectables (19%), implants (7%), and the pill (6%). Use of the intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is low (2.3%). The public sector remains the major provider of contraceptive methods, with 60% of modern contraceptive users obtaining their contraception from a government source.
Incorporating the Hormonal Intrauterine System into the Contraceptive Method Mix in the Public Health Sector in Kenya