Aunty Jane is a hotline which provides reliable, safe and confidential information to save women's lives. This hotline is not a counseling or medical service. All the information provided by this hotline is public and based on objective research of the World Health Organization (WHO). The right and freedom to share and receive information is protected by Kenyan constitution and human rights conventions.
One in 38 women in Kenya die from pregnancy-related causes.
More than 40% of births in Kenya are unplanned
The unmet need for contraceptives is particular high for sexually active women and unmarried women (45% want to avoid pregnancy but are not using contraceptive methods)
Pregnancy is the second most common reason for adolescent girls' dropping out of secondary school in Kenya, with 13,000 teenage girls living school each year for this reason
More than 300,000 abortions occur annually in Kenya (46 abortions for every 1,000 women of reproductive age)
Cultural taboos prevent open dialogues at home or in school about sex
60% of all gynaecological emergency hospital admissions are due to abortion complications
In Kenya a woman or girl can seek a legal abortion in case of unwanted pregnancy after rape or incest or when the health or life of the woman are at risk in the opinion of a medical practitioner.
Abortion is permitted under the Kenyan laws if
i) In opinion of a trained health care provider: ii) A woman's life is in danger. ii) A woman needs an emergency treatment
This is a grassroots project by Kenyan women for Kenyan women