In Senegal, family planning finds a key ally: imams

Religion announces itself loudly in Senegal, which is more than 90 percent Muslim. So when public health officials and NGOs tried to expand birth control access, they began at the mosque. As religious leaders come on board, family planning is enjoying far wider acceptance, advocates say.

Senegal 2017

By Ryan Lenora Brown

January 04, 2018

Also published by Christian Science Monitor

The mosque loudspeaker crackles to life, just as it does five times a day, every day, in this quiet village...