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Nigerian Officials Encourage Birthrate Reductiononline video

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Niger, one of the world’s poorest countries, also has the world’s highest birthrate. The government has developed a family planning campaign to encourage families to space out the births of their children.
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The pill, condoms, you name it: contraception is freely available and free in Niger. But it’s not easy to find people who use it: only an estimated 5% use any form of contraception in this land wracked by poverty which also boasts the world’s highest birthrate. Healthcare workers here have to combat widespread myths about the supposed dangers of contraception.Our role is to educate locals and tell them what these products are, to help them understand what it’s all about and what we’re doing. Then, it’s up ...

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