Family Planning: 36 million abortions recorded globally annually — Jhpiego

Lack of proper adoption of family planning methods among Nigerians leads to 610,000 abortions annually in Nigeria says jhpiego.


Addressing pressmen in Abuja on October 20, 2016, Emmanuel Otolorin, the country director of Jhpiego, an international non-profit health organization affiliated to Johns Hopkins University stated that 36 million abortions occur worldwide annually. And Nigeria accounts for 610,000 of the act.


He blame these despicable act on high unplanned pregnancies among Nigerian women owing to none-usage of family planning method among them. He also said the phobia of family planning among Nigerian women is contributing to the high maternal mortality rate in Nigeria, giving that one out of every sixteen women dies of child birth related complications during delivery.


He urge the general public to adopt the culture of healthy spacing of childbirth through exploration of the various family planning methods to ensure avoidance of unwanted pregnancy.



Release Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016