Delivering her keynote address at a workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) on Monday in Maseru, Mrs Koneshe said the world contraception theme centres around a vision where every pregnancy is wanted.
The one-day workshop was also held as part of commemoration of the World Contraception Day (WCD), which is celebrated every year on September 26.
Launched in 2007, the WCD’s mission is to improve awareness of all contraceptive methods available and enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.
As LPPA, Mrs Koneshe said they strongly believe that correct and consistent use of contraceptives save lives of mothers and prevent unsafe abortions, thus helping every family to achieve its goals.
She further noted that LPPA remains committed to its mission that every pregnancy must be planned and wanted.
“Our mission is centred around what is termed ‘four too’s,’ namely; no pregnancy should happen too early, no pregnancy should happen too late, no pregnancy should happen too often and no woman should carry too many pregnancies,” she also noted.
She added that it is their call to ensure that every woman enjoys her right to decide on when and how many pregnancies she wants to carry.
Speaking at the same event, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative to Lesotho Dr Marc Derveeuw showed that for one, (especially women) to have the opportunity to choose which family planning method they want is extremely important.