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    eSwatini: Spike in use of birth of birth control methods

    APA-Mbabane (eSwatini)

    Use of various forms of contraceptives has increased by 66 percent in eSwatini, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

    UNFPA officer-in-charge Margaret Thwala said during the launch of the State of the World Population Report 2018 in Mbabane on Wednesday that more women are turning to contraceptives as a birth control method as well as to protect themselves against diseases.

    “Between 2014 and 2016 eSwatini’s contraceptive prevalence rate increased from 65 to 66 percent, while the average births per woman declined from 3.7 to 3.3,” she said during the launch of the report held at the University of eSwatini.

    She said the ability to access contraception by women is related to the mortality of children under the age of five years and also has an impact on the prevalence of teenage pregnancy, which declined over the same period.

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