Nigeria: Over 1.3 Million Unwanted Pregnancies, 735,000 Abortions Recorded In 2018

Nigeria is the most populous nation on the African continent also recorded 735,000 unsafe abortion in the year under review and has recorded over 1.3 million unwanted pregnancies in 2018 alone, the 2018 global family planning report has revealed.

According to the report mailed to TheCable, and unveiled at the ongoing International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, only 13.8 percent of Nigerian women use contraceptives in 2018.

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”.

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