United Arab Emirates

Over 20 million women in Egypt benefit from family planning, reproductive health services: Ministry

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population Hala Zayed said that 20,828,895 women utilized family planning and reproductive health services during the fiscal year 2018/2019, as part of the ministry’s strategy to reduce population growth. The ministry’s spokesperson Khaled Megahed clarified that 2,819,167 women obtained the services for the first time, while number of previous beneficiaries was 17,735,264. Megahed said that the number of female recipients for oral contraceptive pills reached 20,554,422 women, increasing by 17 percent compared to the fiscal year 2017/2018. Head of the ministry’s Population and Family Planning Sector Sahr al-Senbaty said that the sector dispersed 23 million oral contraceptive pills, ...