Today, marks the commemorations of world population day under the theme Family Planning is a Human Right. This day aims at spreading awareness on the ever growing world population and the importance of reproductive health. The pertinent issues regarding population include family planning and the use of contraceptives. However, family planning cannot be discussed in isolation and includes the right to health, gender equality, child marriage and sex education especially among young people.
The aim of the commemoration is to promote the uptake of family planning especially among young people who are denied these services for different reasons. It is their right to freely enjoy any family planning services of their choice without fear of being judged by service providers or their society at large. Unwanted pregnancies among young women must be prevented. Another reason which deters young people from accessing family planning services is a lack of knowledge about family planning.