Islamic Support for Family Planning
Family planning remains one of the most cost-effective public health measures available in developing countries. It is associated with lower rates of maternal and infant mortality and stronger economic growth, and is an essential component in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. Expanding access to and improving the quality of family planning programs around the world has been pivotal in improving and maintaining the health of individuals and societies and helping them reach their full potential.
Scholars of Islam in Kenya have extensively studied family planning and support the use of modern contraceptives among Muslims based on references in religious scriptures.