The majority of women in Kenya use family planning injections as their preferred method of contraception.
This is according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics 2021 Economic Survey, which was released on Thursday.
A total of 595,703 new clients and 1.8 million re-visits were registered in 2021.
Injectable methods of family planning are an injection into a woman’s arm, thigh or bottom to prevent unplanned pregnancy.
Injectables release the hormone progestogen into the bloodstream to prevent pregnancy.
According to the survey, implants insertion had the second highest number of new clients at 576,795, while pills combined oral contraceptives had the second highest number of revisits at 475,300 during the review period.
Permanent family planning methods recorded low uptake, with the number of women undergoing sterilisation tubal ligation decreasing to 3,616, while male sterilisation vasectomy recorded 248 clients during the review period.