The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partner, Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH), have launched a new report titled Access to SRHR Information by Women and Girls in Kenya: Assessment of Nairobi, Bungoma, Homabay, Kericho and Kilifi Counties.
The report discusses a study by the Center and TICAH that evaluated women and girls’ access to information on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and the role of the Kenyan government in facilitating such access. The study gathered information from women and girls, health service providers, and government officials in five counties comprising Nairobi, Kilifi, Kericho, Bungoma and Homabay, in June and July 2018.
The specific objectives of the study were to:
- Assess women and girls’ knowledge of SRHR;
- Determine sources of information on SRHR; and
- Establish the extent to which the government of Kenya respects its obligations to provide SRHR information.
The report asserts the crucial nature of access to SRH information in ensuring individuals’ abilities to access and enjoy the highest attainable standards of physical and mental health, primarily as related to SRHR.
Read the report here: