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Rwanda promotes vasectomies to cut birth rate

Government encourages men to be sterilised for birth control in one of Africa's most densely populated countries.

Last Modified: 19 Oct 2013 11:19
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As one of Africa's most densely populated countries, Rwanda is running out of land.

It is urgently trying to slow the national birth rate, and in a radical move, it is encouraging men to be sterilised by having vasectomies.

Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Gakenke in the east of the country.


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