Pregnancies

‘Govt needs to eliminate barriers to accessing contraception by adolescents’

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Access and use of effective contraception provides both health and social benefits as it reduces unintended pregnancies and abortions.
 
This is according to the New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), as it joined the world in commemorating the World Contraceptive Day.
 
The non-governmental organisation said contraceptive use is of importance to adolescents, especially female adolescents.
 

“Unwanted pregnancies, illegal abortions on the rise in Nigeria”

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

With low contraceptive prevalence rate of about fifteen percent, Nigeria continues to record high unintended pregnancies, many of which are resolved through clandestine abortion, despite the country’s restrictive abortion law. Many of these often result in death or disability, a statement by Development Communications (DEVCOM) Network said on Monday.
 
This alarm comes as Nigeria celebrates Safe Motherhood Day, today August 23 – August 24.
 
The statement reads further:
 

“Unwanted pregnancies, illegal abortions on the rise in Nigeria”

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

With low contraceptive prevalence rate of about fifteen percent, Nigeria continues to record high unintended pregnancies, many of which are resolved through clandestine abortion, despite the country’s restrictive abortion law. Many of these often result in death or disability, a statement by Development Communications (DEVCOM) Network said on Monday.
 
This alarm comes as Nigeria celebrates Safe Motherhood Day, today August 23 – August 24.
 
The statement reads further: