Africans have been told that “the best way to contain the small family is by using contraceptives,” he noted, adding that promoters of contraceptives have “made this possible by making the contraceptives free.”
The Kenyan medical laboratory technician, who doubles as the family coordinator of St. John Kajiado Parish of Kenya’s Ngong Diocese highlighted the side effects of contraceptives.
He said, “These contraceptives affect women in the sense that some take even over five years just to get a second child.”
Other side effects include unusual bleeding and the destruction of marital bonds between couples as marital acts are hindered, he further said, adding, “The constant use of these contraceptives can cause complications. Once a person starts using contraceptives at an early stage, that is a problem in the future because they may affect the reproductive system of that child.”
Mr. Sande said he found it regrettable that despite the Church’s stance against contraceptives, people have normalized their use.
“In the contemporary world, when a couple gives birth to more than three children, people start questioning the family and see them as old fashioned,” he observed, adding, “This is also happening in some hospitals; when a mother gives birth through caesarean, they are being forced into contraceptives, which is some kind of forced sterilization”
Infectious diseases and poverty are the other factors behind birth rate decline in Africa, Mr. Sande said, and emphasized, “I can freely say that contraceptives have contributed to the continued decrease in birth rates in Africa aside from other factors.”
For Africa to address the challenge of contraceptives, there is need for independence and self-reliance, he said during the January 31 interview, and continued, “African countries cannot collectively fight contraceptives because they depend on foreign aid from the same supporters of contraceptives.”
Contraceptives is “a booming business” in Africa, the NFP trainer said, and added, “If any African government decides to go against the powerful forces behind contraceptives, they will fight back and because African countries depend on them, they cannot survive.”
According to him, Africans “need to have a strong voice that NFP works, and this is when we need even the Church to come out strongly.”