Nigeria – Strict abortion laws inimical to women, says group

Strict abortion laws inimical to women, says group

November 30, 2018

The Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) has canvassed for the liberalisation of restrictive abortion laws in Nigeria to enable women access appropriate health care.

President of the Society, Prof. Oluwarotimi Akinola, who addressed reporters in Calabar after their 52nd Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference, said evidence all over the world has shown that the number of abortions do not increase due to the liberalisation of the law.

Continued: http://thenationonlineng.net/strict-abortion-laws-inimical-women-says-group/

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Nigeria – Gynaecologists, obstetricians, seek liberalization of abortion laws

Gynaecologists, obstetricians, seek liberalization of abortion laws

Posted By: Nicholas Kalu
On: November 26, 2018

The Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), has called for the liberalization of restrictive abortion laws in Nigeria to enable women access appropriate healthcare.

President of the Society, Prof Oluwarotimi Akinola, who addressed reporters in Calabar after their 52nd Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference, said evidence all over the world has shown that the number of abortions do not increase due to the liberalization of the law.

Continued: http://thenationonlineng.net/gynaecologists-obstetricians-seek-liberalization-abortion-laws/

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Nigeria – Women should not die of pregnancy-related diseases: Prevention (1)

Women should not die of pregnancy-related diseases: Prevention (1)

Posted By: Dr Joel Akande
On: November 23, 2018

In reading this article, kindly project a picture as if every woman is your daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt or friend. By so doing, you place yourself in the position of victims or relatives of victims of the issue that we are going to discuss in this article: maternal mortality. The matter of women dying of pregnancy-related diseases should not happen and all efforts by all stakeholders (government at all levels, women themselves, families, nurses, physicians and the nation in general) should be geared toward the prevention of maternal (and child) deaths.

Every year in Nigeria, several thousands of women die of diseases related to pregnancy. Specifically, as at 2015 which is when the latest figures were made available, about 814 of women for every 100,000 of live births die in Nigeria every year. Nigeria is in the top tier where women and children die most in the world. This figure only relates to live births and does not include deaths of women that occur because of abortion whereby the expelled fetus was not alive at the time of the abortion.

Continued: http://thenationonlineng.net/women-not-die-pregnancy-related-diseases-prevention-1/

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Nigeria – Unsafe abortions cause preventable deaths

Unsafe abortions cause preventable deaths

Date: Nov 15 , 2018
BY: Zadok K. Gyesi
Category: General News

As a personal principle to update myself about what is happening around the world, I visit different news portals every morning. So, it was in fulfilment of this daily ritual that on September 21, this year, I came across an article published on the Daily Post’s news portal headlined: “Nigerian women committed 2.7m abortions in 2017 – Study.”

In the article, it was reported that majority of the abortions were done by young girls in secondary schools and women in their early 20s, and that one out of every four of the abortions was unintended, leading to an increase in the abortions committed by the women.

Continued: https://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/unsafe-abortions-cause-preventable-deaths.html

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$350m pledge to drive family planning targeting young

$350m pledge to drive family planning targeting young

By Judd-Leonard Okafor
Published Date Nov 14, 2018

At least three donors have announced up to $350 million in new funding for family planning services and commodities for women and girls spanning nearly 27 of the lowest-income countries.

The UK’s Department for International Development will invest some $260m in a new flagship programme Women’s Integrated Sexual Health to ensure voluntary contraception for up to six million couples.

Continued: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/350m-pledge-to-drive-family-planning-targeting-young.html

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Nigeria records 1,371,000 unwanted pregnancies in 2018

Nigeria records 1,371,000 unwanted pregnancies in 2018

Nov 13, 2018
by Jerrywright Ukwu

Nigeria has recorded over 1.3 million unwanted pregnancies this year alone, the 2018 global family planning has revealed in a report. According to the report, Nigeria also recorded 735,000 unsafe abortion in the year under review.

The report was mailed to The Cable and unveiled at the ongoing International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, the Rwandan capital.

Continued: https://www.legit.ng/1203703-nigeria-records-1371000-unwanted-pregnancies-2018.html

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Nigeria – Group Drum Support Against Teenage Pregnancy, Unsafe Abortion

Group Drum Support Against Teenage Pregnancy, Unsafe Abortion

October 31, 2018
By Obinna Ogbonnaya Abakaliki

A Coalition of Eastern Non-Governmental Orgaizations Ebonyi state chapter, Wednesday advocated for concerted efforts to end teenage pregnancies and unsafe abortions especially among young girls in the state.

The NGO noted that if teenage pregnancy is reduced among young girls, it will help the state to develop the more with its lean resources managed properly.

Continued: https://leadership.ng/2018/10/31/group-drum-support-against-teenage-pregnancy-unsafe-abortion/

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World Contraception Day: Body Calls on Stakeholders to Make Access to Modern Contraception Easy

World Contraception Day: Body Calls on Stakeholders to Make Access to Modern Contraception Easy

Sept 26, 2018

A body made up of journalists, the Network of Reproductive Health Journalists of Nigeria (NRHJN), a key advocacy stakeholder has called on government and other stakeholders to join hands in closing the wide gap of access to all forms of modern method of contraception.

In a press statement to mark the World Contraception Day 2018, the network said the promotion of safe, accessible modern family planning methods at this point in time in Nigeria, is therefore very crucial towards achieving the global goal of Family Planning by 2020 (FP2020) and the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Continued: https://oraclenews.ng/world-contraception-day-body-calls-on-stakeholders-to-make-access-to-modern-contraception-easy/

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Why More Nigerian Girls Are Getting Pregnant, Aborting It

Why More Nigerian Girls Are Getting Pregnant, Aborting It

By Ating Enwongo
On Sep 25, 2018

Due to religious and cultural sensitivities, Nigerians live in denial of just how common teenage sex is, which has led to high rate of pregnancy among girls between ages 15 and 18 years.

The families of these teenagers are stigmatized by friends and family members with insinuations that they are unable to raise their female children with proper moral and religious standards.

This stigmatization most often leads to unsafe abortion as the teens cannot absorb the heat from the society.

Continued: https://thewhistler.ng/story/why-more-nigerian-girls-are-getting-pregnant-aborting-it/

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Nigeria Records 2m Cases of Abortion in 2018, Says Report

Nigeria Records 2m Cases of Abortion in 2018, Says Report

September 20, 2018
By Kasim Sumaina in Abuja

A report by the Performance Monitoring and Accountability (PMA2020) in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has stated that over two million cases of abortion occur in Nigeria in 2018.

According to a survey conducted between April and May, the report further disclosed that the highest incidence were among young girls in secondary schools and women in their early 20s.

Continued: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/09/20/nigeria-records-2m-cases-of-abortion-in-2018-says-report/

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