Gynaecologist urges Nigerians to control child bearing amid recession
Prof. Suleiman Adeniran of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has advised parents to consider family planning to ease the effects of economic recession.
Adeniran gave the advice in Ilorin on Friday, January 8, during a presentation at a UITH Seminar on: "Economic Recession: A healthy way out."
The gynaecologist described family panning as a concept or programme of limiting the size of families through spacing or prevention of pregnancies, especially in times of economic recession.
He said it comprised a group of activities that permitted partners to decide freely the numbers of children they desire to have as well as spacing of pregnancies.
He listed health benefits of family planning contraceptives to include prevention of HIV/AIDs, sexually transmitted diseases, reduction in cases of unsafe abortions and attendant complications.
Other benefits, according to him, are reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality, reduction of infant mortality, among other contraceptive benefits.
Adeniran also mentioned the social and economic benefits of family planning as its supports health and development of the couples, especially mothers.
According to him, it allows greater investment in each child that is key to slowing unsuitable population growth and its negative effects on economy, environment and development efforts.
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