Why adolescents form major abortion victims
July 25, 2019
By APPOLONIA ADEYEMI
News of Aduke, 16 years was shocking and unbelievable. Based on profuse bleeding, from Aduke who collapsed suddenly on that fateful day, concerned persons that were sympathetic to her plight rushed her on emergency to the nearest health centre. After close examination, the care providers on duty, promptly referred Aduke who was a secondary school student to a general hospital. She had become unconscious.
Further medical tests on the patient however showed that there has been attempts to terminate a pregnancy. Doctors subsequently carried out some surgical procedures to perfect the abortion so as to save the life of Aduke. Sadly, she died on the operating theatre.
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).
Trump’s GGR: Nigeria Becoming Unsafe To Live And Procreate
By Chioma Umeha
May 9, 2018
“It was a Monday. I started working early; I cleaned my salon and washed all the towels. When I finished I went to Randle Health Centre and picked up two pregnancy tests.
“I honestly didn’t think I was pregnant, but wanted to put my mind at ease. I remember seeing the two lines show up and I burst into tears. This couldn’t be happening. Quickly, I visited my childhood friend, Adegoke at Apapa Road, Ebute Metta. She accompanied me to another Lab, close to Oyibo Market. There, I took another one. Positive! I was pregnant.”
Trump’s Global Gag Rule Is A Tragedy To Maternal Health
10,000 Nigeria Women May Die From Unsafe Abortion - Experts
By Chioma Umeha -
April 4, 2018
“I was raped in school. As a result of this, I became pregnant. I was 13 at that time. Then, I was in Junior Secondary School (JSS) two. So I did not know that I was pregnant. When my parents found out that I was pregnant, they told me to go for abortion.
“They took me to a particular nurse somewhere in Okobaba, which is close to where we live at Otumara Community at Apapa Road, Ebute Metta, in Lagos. The nurse gave me an injection in her house one Saturday morning. I don’t know what type of injection I was given, but the nurse assured us that the pregnancy would be terminated the next two days – Monday.
VAPP Law, antidote to Global Gag Rule, says NRHJN
March 13, 2018
By Sola Ogundipe
THE Network of Reproductive Health Journalists of Nigeria, NRHJN, has urged states of the Nigerian federation to pass the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act 2018 (VAPP Act 2018) into law without delay.
In a statement to mark this year’s International Women’s Day, IWD, the network observed that the VAPP Law had potential to be Nigeria’s antidote to the expanded Global Gag Rule, GGR, introduced in 2017 by US President Donald Trump.
Family Planning Champions Seek Increased Investment In Reproductive Healthcare
By Chioma Umeha -
January 31, 2018
To improve reproductive healthcare in the country, Network of Reproductive Health Journalists of Nigeria (NRHJN), a non-governmental organisation, has tasked government at levels to increase its investment in the area.
The demand came after a strategic meeting and training workshop of the Network which its members are Nigerian journalists that campaign for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) issues and policies.