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Listening and Learning about Reproductive Health through Storytelling with The Indi-Genius Podcast

By Kemisola Agbaoye and Ikemefuna Igwe (Lead Writers) Adolescent Reproductive Health — Fraught with knowledge management gaps As is the case in any other country, adolescents in Nigeria experience different sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges, including, access to quality and age-appropriate reproductive health information. In this age group, knowledge about SRH in areas such as menstruation; […]

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Leveraging Digital Health to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Among Nigeria’s Youth

By Patience Adejo and Kemisola Agbaoye (Lead Writers) Adolescents, who account for about 1.3 billion of the global population, may become sexually active despite their lack of adequate knowledge. This exposes them to the risks of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and possible unintended pregnancies. In developing countries, about 12 million girls aged 15–19 years and […]

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Partnering with Religious and Traditional Leaders to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Nigeria

By Gabriel Oke (Lead Writer) Deliberate engagement with respected community influencers is one way to encourage the uptake of reproductive health services. This will able the smooth deployment of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) programmes at the grass-root level. This strategy is one of several that Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) employs to […]

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Safe Spaces: Youth friendly centre provides judgement-free forum for sexual and reproductive health convos in Yola

“I have always wanted a place like this, where I can sit and discuss issues with my peers without being judged,’’ says Zulaihat Yusuf, 30, after engaging in a two-hour conversation with 29 other youths in Yola, Adamawa State. The discussion covered many youth concerns, from sexual and reproductive health to drug abuse. ‘’It is […]

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Adolescent 360: An all-round approach to increase access to Sexual and Reproductive Health services for Nigeria’s young people

An adolescent or teenage girl is often described as a young person who is approaching womanhood. According to the World Health Organisation, an adolescent girl is between the ages of 10 and 19, a time when she is navigating puberty, discovering herself and her sexuality and all that makes her a woman. This is a […]

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Three ideas to bridge the SRH access gap for women and girls in conflict areas

Indo (not her real name) was just 15 years old when she became pregnant. Her boyfriend took her to the only general hospital in their community to terminate the pregnancy. The general hospital did not offer safe abortion services, so, the midwife advised them to formally inform their parents and make necessary arrangements to have […]