NGO Calls for Family Planning
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) says that women need access to family planning and contraception services if HIV/AIDS among pregnant women is to be reduced.
Catherine Tomlinson, a senior researcher at TAC, points out that it is crucial to address the need for family planning and contraception services.
“We need to expand services for women to become pregnant safely without risking becoming HIV-positive. To do this, women should be given the knowledge and services to plan their pregnancies,” she explains.
The organisation was responding to Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi’s release of the HIV/AIDS prevalence survey which found HIV/AIDS among pregnant women increased 0.8 percent in 2010.
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