Why Nigeria Urgently Needs To Enforce Family Planning As Human Right

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Medical experts recommend spacing or having children every three years rather than too many and too quickly as a most cost-effective way to prevent maternal, infant, and child mortality. This is because it curbs the number of unintended pregnancies, the number of abortions, and the proportion of births at high risk, thereby stemming overpopulation with its attendant economic consequences.
Reproductive health experts sees family planning as the tool which individuals and couples uses to attain their desired number of children or the spacing and timing of their childbirths. The planning may involve the determination of the number of children a woman wishes to have, including the choice to have no children and the age at which she wishes to have them. Contraceptive methods and other techniques are used to control the timing of reproduction.
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