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Undesirables: The UN and the Kenyan government report a vexing problem: The ‘demand’ for children is too high


For Kenyan parents who want three or more children, the United Nations has a message: Your desires cross ours.

That’s the thrust of the “Kenya Population Situation Analysis”—a recent report sponsored by the Kenyan government and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). (The United States gave the UNFPA $30 million in 2012.)

The 300-page document reports many Kenyan women have unmet needs for family planning services, but it claims a more fundamental problem with high fertility rates in the African nation: Women want more children than the UN and the Kenyan government deem desirable for the country’s development…

Read the full article in World Magazine.

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