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In Senegal, Imam Support Key to Success in Family Planning Policy

Birth control is a divisive issue across much of Africa - it challenges culture, religion and patriarchy. In Dakar, bringing religious leaders into the discussion has been an important step to overcoming resistance. Senegal’s population of more than 14 million people is 94 percent Muslim. So when the time came to tackle the issue of birth control as a matter of public policy, health professionals were not the only ones brought into the discussion. The Ministry of Health teamed with...

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