Africa/Nigeria: Abortions that kill and the laws that enable them

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Abortions that kill and the laws that enable them

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By The Sexuality Blog October 6, 2017

A new study published in the scientific journal, “The Lancet” has just revealed that about 50% of all abortions performed across the world are either illegal or performed in unsafe environments.

Dr. Bela Ganatra, the lead author of this study which was performed over the course of four years (2010 – 2014) discovered that an estimated 55.7 million abortions were performed across the world and about 30 million of those abortions happened in third world countries.

Continued: The Sexuality Blog: https://ynaija.com/90-abortions-will-happen-year-nigeria-will-illegal-unsafe/

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Nigeria: With information, education; abortion and other sexual problems’ll be reduced – Osowobi

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With information, education; abortion and other sexual problems’ll be reduced – Osowobi
On September 24, 2017

Stand To End Rape (STER), an NGO, on Sunday sensitised over 50 teenage boys and girls at Bogije Community in Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State on prevention of sexual violence and early pregnancy.

STER Executive Director, Ayodeji Osowobi, told participants at Bogije Primary Health Centre that the campaign woud also help parents and community leaders in protecting the girls against early pregnancy so as not to jeopardise their future.

Continued at source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/information-education-abortion-sexual-problemsll-reduce-osowobi/

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World contraception day: Nigeria records 46 million abortions annually, says NGO

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World contraception day: Nigeria records 46 million abortions annually, says NGO
By Franka Osakwe
24 September 2017

Ahead of the world contraception day on Tuesday, September 26, a non-governmental organisation, Development Communications (DEVCOMS), has revealed that about 46million abortions are performed in Nigeria every year.

In a release, DEVCOMS explained that unplanned pregnancies can have huge impact on the individuals, as well as, their partners’ lives, hence the need to use contraceptive as protection.

Continued at source: The Guardian: https://guardian.ng/features/health/world-contraception-day-nigeria-records-46-million-abortions-annually-says-ngo/

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Unsafe abortions killing women, damaging wombs in Nigeria ― Gynaecologist

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Unsafe abortions killing women, damaging wombs in Nigeria ― Gynaecologist

August 10, 2017

DR Godwin Akaba, a Gynaecologist with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, has described as “alarming”, the rate of deaths caused by unsafe abortions in the country.

Akaba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos that many lives were lost on a daily basis to crude abortions, and described the trend as “scary”.

The expert said that many of those who survived often suffer acute complications such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), which could lead to secondary infertility, systemic infection and ectopic pregnancies.

Continued at source: Nigerian Tribune: http://tribuneonlineng.com/unsafe-abortions-killing-women-damaging-wombs-nigeria-gynaecologist/

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Nigeria: FG plans reduction in hospital bills

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FG plans reduction in hospital bills

Soji-Eze Fagbemi - Abuja Health News
July 26, 2017

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday, said the Federal Government is planning to reduce hospital bills in public hospitals.

According to the minister, the plan is part of the various measures being considered to drastically bring down high maternal mortality rate in the country.

Continued at source: Tribune Online: http://tribuneonlineng.com/fg-plans-reduction-hospital-bills/

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Nigeria: FG Inaugurates Task Force on Maternal Mortality Reduction

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FG Inaugurates Task Force on Maternal Mortality Reduction

July 26, 2017
By Jessica Onyegbula

Abuja – The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday inaugurated a task force on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality in Nigeria.

Adewole, inaugurating the task force in Abuja, said that it has three months to ensure a road map on reduction of maternal mortality in the country.

The minister said that the high Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in the country was unacceptable and had become imperative to address the challenge as soon as possible.

Continued at source: Sundiata Post: http://sundiatapost.com/2017/07/26/fg-inaugurates-task-force-on-maternal-mortality-reduction/

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Nigeria: Lagos averts 189,800 unsafe abortions, maternal deaths through family planning

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Lagos averts 189,800 unsafe abortions, maternal deaths through family planning

Posted on Jul 25, 2017
By Gabriel Olawale

The Lagos State Ministry of Health, LSMoH, has said that the uptake of family planning, by 600,000 women in less than six months helped the state in averting 46,000 unsafe abortions, 143,000 unintended pregnancies and 800 maternal deaths.

Speaking through the Director, Family Health & Nutrition, Dr. Folashade Oludara, the ministry said such development helped in preventing needless deaths.

Continued at source: Nigeria Today: http://www.nigeriatoday.ng/2017/07/lagos-averts-189800-unsafe-abortions-maternal-deaths-through-family-planning/

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Nigeria: NPC charges Sultan, Emir others to preach family planning

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NPC charges Sultan, Emir others to preach family planning

On July 12, 2017
By AbdulSalam Muhammad

KANO—The National Population Commission, NPC, yesterday, charged the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar; Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II; fiery Islamic cleric, Malam Abubakar Gumi, and other eminent traditional and religious leaders in the North to champion the spread of family planning gospel in the region.

The Commission’s Chairman, Chief Eze Duruiheoma, while celebrating this year’s World Population Day in Kano, said their involvement was for the sake of building a healthy and prosperous society.

Continued at source: Vanguard Nigeria: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/07/npc-charges-sultan-emir-others-preach-family-planning/

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Nigerian Women Defy ‘Global Gag Rule’ and Opt for Family Planning Services

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Nigerian Women Defy ‘Global Gag Rule’ and Opt for Family Planning Services
By Global Information Network
Published July 11, 2017

(GIN) – The “global gag rule” which denies women contraception and family planning counseling may have met its match in Nigeria’s northern region where women are proactively avoiding unwanted pregnancies with contraceptive pills dispensed by a major charity.

Women in the northern Nigerian state of Borno, displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, have embraced the birth control pill campaign launched by the International Rescue Committee in the Bakassi camp.

Continued at source: Los Angeles Sentinel: https://lasentinel.net/nigerian-women-defy-global-gag-rule-and-opt-for-family-planning-services.html

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Trump abortion crackdown risks stoking Nigeria’s population boom

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Trump abortion crackdown risks stoking Nigeria's population boom

Cuts to US foreign aid enacted by the US administration mean that supplies of contraception are dwindling in Nigerian family planning clinics

Ruth Maclean in Maiduguri
Sunday 9 July 2017

A Nigerian nurse-midwife allows herself a small smile as she injects a tiny piece of plastic into a young woman’s arm.

In a way, Zainab Malut is doing herself out of a job through this intervention at a family planning clinic in northern Nigeria. The contraceptive implant she persuaded her patient to get will mean she won’t need to deliver the woman’s babies for the next four years. But for the many women she sees each day, it means fewer mouths to feed and a degree of freedom.

Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/09/trump-abortion-crackdown-risks-stoking-nigerias-population-boom

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