Unwanted Pregnancies

World Contraception Day: Experts Call For Increased Awareness To Curb Unsafe Abortion

Thursday, September 26, 2019

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to observe the World Contraception Day, experts have called for urgent action on unwanted and underage pregnancies to check the rising rate of unsafe abortion in the country.
They​ gave the warning in a statement jointly issued on Wednesday.
The Programme Director of Development Communications Network (Devcoms), Akin Jimoh, noted that the majority of young people in Nigeria are not empowered with quality information to make informed decisions about their reproductive health.

“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: