South Africa: Contraceptives

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 28 July 2022.

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Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support women’s access to contraceptive services in South Africa.

Photo of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Women's empowerment and gender equity are top priorities for the UK Government in South Africa, including through work on skills and youth employment, and tackling gender based violence. While the UK does not currently provide support to women's access to contraceptive services in South Africa, the UK has supported 9.5 million women and girls to use modern methods of contraception since 2018 through the Women's Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme, across 17 African countries.

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