Nigeria: Despite Discriminatory Family Planning Services, Unmarried Nigerian Women Continue to Seek Modern Contraception

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Against practice standards, Nigerian health workers, especially in public health institutions, ascertain the marital status of women to decide whether or not to give them contraception.
In 2019, Adesuwa (not her real name) made her way to a maternity centre, the only government-owned health facility around Aduloju/Bodija area of Ibadan, Oyo State, to get a contraceptive as she wanted a stronger conviction beyond condoms and calculating safe periods.