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SRHR Thought Leadership Series

Reshaping Nigeria’s Family Planning Narrative to meet FP2020 Goals

Young people in Nigeria know more than we think they do about reproductive health. Take for instance, some teens who shared during a focus group discussion in Abuja how they obtained varying levels of information about sex and contraceptives from their peers. Yet, we continue to assume they know nothing and deny them access to […]

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SRHR Torchlight Series

Patient-Centred Policy revives Family Planning uptake in Lagos State

Three years ago, Olubunmi Taiwo, then a mother of three girls, had an unplanned pregnancy. Though she was desperate to have a son, it was not the right time to get pregnant, so she terminated the pregnancy. “I cried because I was not ready for the baby; it was painful. The day I aborted, I […]

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SRHR Thought Leadership Series

How perceived side effects of contraceptives hampers family planning in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: This week’s blog comes from Nigeria Health Watch team member Dara Ajala-Damisa. She writes about choosing a family planning method as a young newly married woman. She delves into how the perceptions of negative side effects can affect contraceptive use in Nigeria and the need to increase the public’s knowledge about the importance […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Consensus from #NaijaMen4FP Forum: Men must take their place as family planning change agents for a healthier Nigeria

The first Health Watch Forum of 2018, organised by Nigeria Health Watch with the support of partners, brought together a dynamic group of speakers and delegates to look at the issue of family planning from all angles. From government to civil society, different ends of the religious spectrum, policymakers to advocates, faith leaders to development […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Where are the Men in the Family Planning Discourse? – #NaijaMen4FP

From inception, family planning interventions and responsibility for the uptake of family planning commodities has pre-dominantly been targeted at women. This seems logical, as women are the end users of most family planning commodities. Yet, men are often the primary decision makers that have an influence on when (or whether) women access family planning services […]