Thursday, April 9, 2009

THE WORLD
Family planning for Somali-Americans
I recently reported on how a public health program in Minnesota adapted its family planning message to fit the cultural needs of the local Somali population. Straight talk about contraception is frowned upon in the Muslim community, so health workers have come up with a more subtle approach.

The story aired on 218 public radio stations, including Minnesota Public Radio, that broadcast PRI's The World.


The audio is here. (Artwork by Aziz. Courtesy of Minnesota International Health Volunteers.)