Nigeria: Checking the increasing rate of unsafe abortions


SPECIAL REPORT: Checking the increasing rate of unsafe abortions
By Fellow Press
December 29, 2017

The World Health Organisation observes that out of more than 56 million cases of abortions that take place globally each year, almost half of the cases are done through unsafe procedures.

It notes further that between 2010 and 2014, there were 55.7 million abortion cases every year and out of these, 17.1 million cases were unsafe.

Similarly, some concerned citizens express concern that cases of unsafe abortions are on the increase even as women and young girls have become victims of rape, resulting in unwanted pregnancy that they may seek to abort.

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


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.

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Nigeria: Unsafe abortion: Ipas clamours for sex education


Posted By: Adeola Tukuru ABUJAon: September 22, 2016

Non Governmental Organisation (NGO),Ipas has advocated for sex education in secondary schools and tertiary institutions to reduce the cases of unsafe abortion and violence against women in the society.

Ipas, Country Director, Hauwa Shekarau, explained that these became necessary following the high rate of unsafe abortion in the country, adding that advocating for sex the children would learn through different approved means and not from the wrong people.

Hauwa, in a paper presentation at the just concluded 3-day training workshop for media practitioners on increasing community awareness on women’s reproductive health and rights in Abuja stated that there is the need for a review of our restrict abortion laws due to the Human Right implications of unsafe abortion.

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Source: National Mirror

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