Negative myths and misconceptions about family planning – a barrier to modern contraception use by youths in Nsanje, Malawi

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By Merrie Phiri

Most of the girls in Nsanje District in Malawi are not accessing Family Planning Methods in the hospitals due to misconceptions over PFM.

Speaking during District Youth Network Meeting, Family Planning Coordinator in Nsanje, Mr Chatambalala Chifundo, said that most of the young people believe that using Family Planning Methods can reduce sexual feelings and cause infertility.

However, Chatambalala pleaded with stakeholders and government to work hand in hand by promoting civic education concerning Sexual Productivity and the use of Family Planning Methods in the district .