Rwandan family planning focuses on men
Wednesday 07 September 2011
Men are being encouraged to have vasectomies, as Africa's most densely populated country launches a campaign to curb population growth.
Family planning is seen as an important factor in the development of Rwanda, a small nation with a population of 11 million people, which is hoping to compete with regional powerhouses Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
The health ministry offers the "no-scalpel" procedure for free, to encourage Rwandan men to share the burden of family planning which has traditionally been the lot of women.
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