Abortion

HIGH MATERNAL MORTALITY HITS NIGERIA

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

As Nigeria prepares for the 4th Family Planning Conference, reports show that the country’s maternal mortality ratio has hit 576 death out of every 100,000 lie births daily.
 
This translate to about 40,000 women dying every year with 111 dyiing daily or 5 percent dying every hour.
 
This makes the country home to the second largest number of maternal deaths in the world after India.
 

Curbing Maternal Mortality With Family Planning

Thursday, October 27, 2016

By Appolonia Adeyemi

 

The new baby of Mrs Ekaete Udom was barely three months when she conceived again. Her new state was not only shocking, it was embarrassing. As a graduate with BSC Nursing, she is aware of the importance and benefit of child spacing.

 

Similarly, the advantage of using contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies is not new to her. However, Udom didn’t take advantage of both. The present burden is what does she do with another pregnancy considering the age of the baby at hand.

 

Family Planning: About 40,000 women, 241,000 new-born die annually in Nigeria - Expert

Sunday, October 23, 2016

By Theo Adegoke

 

A professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, and Country Director, JHpiego Corporation, Prof Emmanuel Otolorin has raised an alarm that about 40,000 women and  241,000 new-born die in Nigeria annually from pregnancy and other related complications.

 

Speaking at the weekend during a Family Planning Media Roundtable in Abuja, he said lack of family planning accounted for 610,000 abortions, a rate of 25 abortions per 1000 women aged 15 – 44.

 

(Interview) Abortion Law in Nigeria Needs to be Reviewed- Ipas Nigeria Boss

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Updated

 

The trauma of rape and unwanted pregnancies forces victims to procure unsafe abortion, resulting in death and reproductive health complications. In order to address this challenge, Gender activist and Country Director, Ipas Nigeria, Hauwa Shekarau, in this interview with Franka Osakwe, calls for a review of the nation’s abortion law and increased freedom for women to make healthy choices.  Excerpts:

 

Is it right for a woman to abort an unwanted pregnancy?

“Unwanted pregnancies, illegal abortions on the rise in Nigeria”

Monday, October 17, 2016

With low contraceptive prevalence rate of about fifteen percent, Nigeria continues to record high unintended pregnancies, many of which are resolved through clandestine abortion, despite the country’s restrictive abortion law. Many of these often result in death or disability, a statement by Development Communications (DEVCOM) Network said on Monday.

 

This alarm comes as Nigeria celebrates Safe Motherhood Day, today August 23 – August 24.

 

The statement reads further:

 

We can’t address maternal health without family planning – Minister

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that the issue of maternal health could not be addressed without tackling the issue of family planning.

The Minister stated this in Abuja Tuesday when he received a report on: “Maternal Health in Nigeria, A Situation Report,” which was presented by Chima O.Izugbara, Senior Research Scientist on Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health, African Population and Health Research Centre.