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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Kenyan campaigners root for safe abortion to contain maternal deaths

Kenyan campaigners root for safe abortion to contain maternal deaths

By CGTN Africa -
September 15, 2018

Enactment of policies and legislation that encourage safe termination of pregnancies is key to containing rising toll of maternal deaths in Kenya’s resource constrained settings, campaigners said on Saturday.

The advocates affiliated with Marie Stopes Kenya which is a leading provider of family planning and reproductive health services, said that regulated and medically sound abortion could reduce the number of maternal deaths in the country.

Continued: https://africa.cgtn.com/2018/09/15/kenyan-campaigners-root-for-safe-abortion-to-contain-maternal-deaths/

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Research Shows Nigerian Youths Embrace Family Planning – NGO

Research Shows Nigerian Youths Embrace Family Planning – NGO

By Jesuwale Stephen
September 14, 2018

Country Director, Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION), Effiom Nyong, says 19 per cent of Nigerian youths under 25 years accessed one modern Family Planning (FP) method or the other in 2017.

Effiom said this Abuja on Friday that five per cent of this youth were between 15 and 19 years.

Continued: https://www.concisenews.global/2018/09/14/research-shows-nigerian-youths-embrace-family-planning-ngo/

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We Have Averted 10,000 Unsafe Abortions In Ten Years

We Have Averted 10,000 Unsafe Abortions In Ten Years – MSION

By Jesuwale Stephen -
September 13, 2018

Country Director, Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION), Effiom Nyong, says the through the introduction of Family Planning (FP), the organisation has been able to avert 10,000 unsafe abortions in Nigeria in the last 10 years.

The country director who made this known in Abuja, advocated for safe abortion, adding, unsafe abortion continued to claim thousands of lives every year.

Continued: https://www.concisenews.global/2018/09/13/we-have-averted-about-10000-unsafe-abortions-in-ten-years-msion/

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Tanzanian president seeks end to contraception

Tanzanian president seeks end to contraception

Agence France-Presse
September 10, 2018

NAIROBI, Kenya – President John Magufuli has urged Tanzanian women to "give up contraceptive methods" insisting his country needs more people, local media reported Monday.

"You have cattle. You are big farmers. You can feed your children. Why then resort to birth control? This is my opinion, I see no reason to control births in Tanzania," Magufuli said in a speech on Sunday, September 9, according to The Citizen daily newspaper.

Continued: https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/africa/211668-tanzania-john-magufuli-urges-women-give-up-contraception-methods

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Nigeria – Stakeholders Charge Parents On Adolescents’ Sexuality Education

Stakeholders Charge Parents On Adolescents’ Sexuality Education

By Ijeoma Ukazu
On Aug 28, 2018

Stakeholders working with adolescents in Lagos State has charged parents to initiate early sexuality education for youths as well as adolescents in order to reduce deaths from unplanned pregnancy and unsafe abortions.

Speaking to journalists at an event in Lagos, the Executive Director, Youth Empowerment Foundation (YEF), Mr Iwalola Jimoh, stated in his presentation; “Creating Safe Spaces For Adolescents and Youths in Nigeria (Life skills for Adolescents and Youths,” that creating safe spaces for children and adolescents involves taking responsibility for children safety, building a continuous empo

Continued: https://thewhistler.ng/story/stakeholders-charge-parents-on-adolescents-sexuality-education/

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Nigeria – Curbing infant and maternal mortality

Curbing infant and maternal mortality
The level of maternal and infant mortality in Kebbi State is high. In this report, AHMED IDRIS reviews the role of Dr. Zainab Atiku Bagudu, a medical practitioner and wife of the Kebbi State Governor, in the fight to reverse the trend, as well as reform health institutions in the state.

Aug 23, 2018
By Correspondents

In 2000 the maternal mortality ratio in Nigeria was 800 per 100 000 live births. The under five mortality ratio in Nigeria was 201 per 1000 live births meaning that one in five Nigerian children never reached the age of five. Infant deaths, which accounted for half of child mortality have increased from what they were in 1990.

A United Nations (UN) report released on May, 2012 called ‘Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2010,’ showed that 14 per cent of the world’s deaths related to childbearing occurred in Nigeria. Six years after, that situation has not changed.

Continued: https://newtelegraphonline.com/2018/08/curbing-infant-and-maternal-mortality/

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Nigeria: Culture, Religious Misconceptions Hindering Family Planning in Nigeria

Nigeria: Culture, Religious Misconceptions Hindering Family Planning in Nigeria

16 August 2018
By Ayodamola Owoseye

Efforts to slow down population growth and reduce maternal and child mortality rate in Nigeria through family planning are not yielding the desired result, studies have shown.

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh globally. The National Population Commission estimates the country's population at 198 million. The United Nations' publication, World Population Prospects, predicts Nigeria is on course to become the third most populous country in the world by 2050

Continued: https://allafrica.com/stories/201808160703.html

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Opinion: Many Cubans using abortion as birth control

Opinion: Many Cubans using abortion as birth control
Abortion can sometimes carry major health risks. The lack of availability of either condoms or contraceptive pills means that many Cuban women undergo several abortions in their lives, the blogger Yoani Sánchez writes.

13.08.2018
Author Yoani Sánchez

She is only 20 years old but has already had four abortions. The young Cuban woman, who prefers to remain anonymous, is not an isolated case.

In some countries in Latin America, women can spend many years behind bars because they have had an abortion or even because they are suspected of having undergone the procedure. In countries such as Chile and Argentina, a debate about abortion is taking place on the streets and in public discourse. However, in Cuba discussion on the subject is taking place — if at all — on social networks and the websites of the independent press.

Continued: https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-many-cubans-using-abortion-as-birth-control/a-45070097

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Nigeria – I Now Enjoy My Sex Life, Thanks To Family Planning

I Now Enjoy My Sex Life, Thanks To Family Planning

By Ijeoma Ukazu
On Jul 19, 2018

“I enjoy every style of sex with my husband without complaining. I am enjoying myself. I am looking fresh and better.” This was the confession of Mrs. Titilope Adeyemi, a mother of two.

The highly elated accountant, who works with a firm in Lagos, told our correspondent that she has been on the implant method of family planning since the past six months.

Mrs. Adeyemi said, “I was introduced to the Implant at Primary Health Care Centre, Mascara, in Alapere, Ikosi Agoyi-Ketu. Some tests were carried out before the implant was inserted on my arm.

Continued: https://thewhistler.ng/story/i-now-enjoy-my-sex-life-thanks-to-family-planning/

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