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, maternal health imperative: Much ado about fears, myths of contraceptives

Prof Isaac Adewole
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

By Chioma Obinna


No doubt, contraceptives or methods of  Family Planning, have become well known in the society. However, this knowledge is still relatively low in Nigeria with only 15 per cent of Nigerian women using any method. Today, common claims   among Nigerian women   is that   family planning interferes with the natural process, while others say their spouses are totally opposed to the use of contraceptives.


Scientists move closer to search for male contraceptive pill

Monday, October 24, 2016

By Chukwuma Muanya


Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the search for a male contraceptive pill, which could transform the sex lives of millions of couples. They have also discovered an onion ‘cure’ for ovarian cancer.British scientists have found the secret of making men temporarily infertile – by ‘switching off’ sperm’s ability to swim.


‘Contraceptives does not lower libido, cause cancer’

Thursday, October 20, 2016

By Yemisi Aofolaju and Sade Oguntola


Religious leaders and the media have been called upon to champion the course of family planning in Nigeria just as they were told that an increase in its uptake was pivotal to attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).


Dr Adenike Jagun gave the call at a stakeholders awareness meeting organised by Pathfinder International in conjunction with Advocacy Network Nigeria in Ibadan.