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Contraception catches on in Kenya's Muslim north-east

Religious leaders co-opted into battling perinatal deaths that are 50% higher than the national average

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More than four in 10 women in north-east Kenya are married before their 18th birthday, their youth leading to increased problems in pregnancy, labour and birth.

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More than four in 10 women in north-east Kenya are married before their 18th birthday, their youth leading to increased problems in pregnancy, labour and birth.

Wajir, Kenya

SWADDLED in colourful hijabs, the women exchange puzzled looks and suppress embarrassed giggles. "You're sure it's halal?" asks one, peering at a collection of birth control pills, condoms and IUDs.

Such everyday forms of contraception are little known and rarely seen

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