Author: Lucy Maroncha

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Polygamy in Kenya: a legal way to spread HIV?

A controversial new marriage bill legalising polygamy in Kenya has triggered outrage, with HIV activists claiming it may increase HIV infections among ...

Youth survey reveals challenges to independent choices on sexual health

New research shows nearly 20% of young people never make independent decisions regarding their sexual health. ...

Youth, contraceptives and abortion – how much do they know?

Wamuyu* kept the secret to herself. She had vowed never to disclose this information to anybody. ...

Akinyi’s story: growing up on the streets of Nairobi

Akinyi is 16 and homeless. She was born and brought up in the streets of Nairobi. She has scant knowledge of her parents; the only thing she can vague ...

Comfort and compassion during delivery an expensive affair

In Kenya, comfort and compassion during delivery is an expensive affair. Women who cannot afford to pay for admission to private facilities to deliver ...

Integration for Impact 2012: Why Kenyan men shy away from SRH clinics

A low number of Kenyan men use hospitals and clinics as many men believe that medical facilities are for women. This view plays a large part in the sm ...

Discrimination against sex workers – who needs sensitization?

The sun is scorching and the day does not seem very welcoming for Grace*, a sex worker in Makindu town within Makueni county, Kenya. Yesterday was not ...
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