Africa In Ethiopia, family planning increasingly an article of faith (+video)

Leaders from all religious traditions smooth the way for contraception on the idea that sprawling families in poor conditions are not healthy for kids or moms.

By , Staff writer

Ariel Zirulnick/The Christian Science Monitor

Religious figures have been preaching the gospel of family planning here in Africa's second most populous nation. The result: a whittling of the fertility rate, and a leap in contraceptive use.