Growing Population And The Nigerian Economy: A Call For Fertility Control

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By OSAMUDIAMEN OMOSUMWEN
January 3, 2017
Nigerian Observer

NIGERIA’S population is growing exponentially in the face of harsh economy, mismanaged resources, and poverty. This coupled with young women’s lack of access to fertility control; the country is heading towards a direction that needs to be steered. Contraception has been generally identified as an effective means of combating the problem of unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion for young women. It is equally an effective means of family planning and fertility control and there very important in promoting maternal and child health. In the developing country in general and Nigeria in particular unwanted pregnancy, unsafe induced abortion, high fertility rates, high maternal mortality rates, STIs and HIV/ AIDS are all very serious reproductive health problems that require urgent attention.

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Source: Nigerian Observer