WHY FAITH+FAMILY PLANNING PROJECT IN KYENJOJO DISTRICT. Access to accurate FP information is a huge determinant for uptake of FP services, something that residents of Kyenjojo District in Western Uganda do not have. Almost half of women in this particularly poor rural area have not seen FP messages of any kind in the previous six months ( Kyenjojo District Health Department). As a result, use of modern contraceptives stands at a mere 18.5%, while fertility rate is at seven births per woman and unskilled birth deliveries are on the rise ( UDHS, 2006).Kyenjojo district is sufficiently covered with religious structures of various faiths. However, religious leaders do not use existing platforms and regular contacts with followers to mitigate longstanding beliefs against FP practices in the communities. Religious leaders avoid speaking to young people about healthy sexuality by virtue of their age. Faith-owned health facilities (which are majority in the area) not to provide FP info
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