Factsheet: Sexual reproductive health and rights at a glance – Kenya

Kenya is committed that its citizens have the highest standard of health by 2030 through elimination of preventable maternal and newborn mortality, mother to child transmission of HIV, teenage pregnancies, new adolescents and youth infections of HIV. Kenya has put in place legislation to advance Sexual Reproduction and Health Rights (SRHR) as part of achieving universal health coverage. However, practice on the ground shows gaps in Kenya’s SRHR. Lack of knowledge exists among women and girls about menstruation, contraception, safe abortion, sexual gender-based violence, reproductive rights, and Kenya’s constitutional provisions on SRHR. Access to water and sanitation in Kenya has not been keeping pace with population growth, as only 58% of Kenyans have access to basic drinking water and 30% have access to basic sanitation currently affecting SRHR.

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