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ZNFPC seeks men’s involvement in family planning

EDWIN MOYO

GWERU-The Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council has urged men to take an active role in family planning decisions.

This was said by ZNFPC Midlands Provincial manager, Karen Dzuke yesterday while speaking to journalists ahead of the upcoming World Contraception Day commemorations to be held at Bata in Gweru.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Douglas Mombeshora is expected to be the guest of honor at this year’s celebrations.

“We are encouraging men to take part in family planning initiatives. Men must not be silent participants, they must be actively involved even in choosing of the contraceptive methods to use.

” So for us male involvement is all about men being part and parcel of decision making in the family planning process.” Said Dzvuke.

She added that men were being haunted by poor health service delivery in the country.

“Men have poor health seeking behavior but we urge them to utilize this opportunity and get health services for free,” Dzvuke said.

The WCD commemorations are held annually as a remembrance for women who are taking part in the use of Family planning services across the world.

Meanwhile, Dzvuke called upon the media to promote the use of family planning services, through accurate and factual reporting as this helps in demystifying the misconception around the use of family planning devices.

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