Women

Most women don’t regret after having abortion – Study

Monday, January 13, 2020

A new research has found that most women feel ‘relieved’ and don’t ‘regret’ their decision after having an abortion.
The study, which was described by a CNN report as one of the largest to date on the topic, was published Sunday in the journal Social Science & Medicine.
Also, about 25 per cent of all pregnancies ended in an induced abortion, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Researchers say there has been an assumption that women will regret having an abortion.

Contraceptive use among Nigerian women on increase

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Federal Government’s advocacy on the use of contraceptive among sexually active women in Nigeria for the prevention of unwanted pregnancy and abortion is beginning to yield positive results as more women are recorded to be embracing the method.
 
Compiled data from the 2015 report of the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on health shows that contraceptive use among sexually active women of child bearing age increased by seven per cent compared to 2014.
 

INFERTILITY: Lamentation of stigmatisation against African women

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Nkemdili Okeke (not real name) is a secondary school certificate holder who got married in 2011 at the age of 25, to a wealthy businessman in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.
 
Five years after marriage, she was yet to conceive. She was  subjected to dehumanising treatments by her husband’s family.
 
Nkemdili’s mother-inlaw suddenly became a thorn in her flesh, daily raining abuses on her, calling her all sorts of names, and even accusing her of being a witch that eats up the babies in her womb.
 
That’s not all.
 

Rich women in Lagos use more family planning methods

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The richest women in Lagos state were more likely than their poorest counterparts to report using a family planning method. This is a finding from a recent survey by the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020-Nigeria (PMA2020-NG) research team and holds true for both modern methods [pills, condoms, injectables, intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants] and traditional methods (withdrawal and periodic abstinence).
 
 

Richest women in Lagos use more family planning than the poorest - Survey

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The richest women in Lagos state were more likely than their poorest counterparts to report using a family planning method. This is a finding from a recent survey by the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020-Nigeria (PMA2020-NG) research team and holds true for both modern methods [pills, condoms, injectables, intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants] and traditional methods (withdrawal and periodic abstinence).