Nigeria records 1,371,000 unwanted pregnancies in 2018

Nigeria records 1,371,000 unwanted pregnancies in 2018

Nigeria has recorded over 1.3 million unwanted pregnancies this year alone, the 2018 global family planning has revealed in a report.

According to the report, Nigeria also recorded 735,000 unsafe abortion in the year under review.

The report was mailed to The Cable and unveiled at the ongoing International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, the Rwandan capital.

The report further revealed that only 13.8% of Nigerian women used contraceptives in 2018.

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The report defines unintended pregnancies as “the number of pregnancies that occurred at a time when women (and their partners) either did not want additional children or wanted to delay the next birth.”

“This is usually measured with regard to last or recent pregnancies, including current pregnancies,” the report stated.

Meanwhile, scientists at the School of Public Health at Harvard University have created a “Fertility Diet” that helps women quickly and successfully become pregnant.

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