Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Stop Birth Control, Tanzanian President Tells Women

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has urged women to stop taking birth control pills, saying the country needs more people.

"Women can now give up contraceptive methods," Mr Magufuli said.

Tanzania has a population of around 53 million people, with 49% of them living on less than $2 (£1.50) a day. On average, a woman in Tanzania has more than five children, among the highest rates in the world.

Opposition MP Cecil Mwambe has however criticised the comments, saying they contradicted the country's health policy.