Monday, 26 June 2017

Safe sex and contraceptives

Safe sex and contraceptives

The use of contraceptives by adolescents is a sensitive issue in a country like Nigeria with strong religious attachments. Although government policy is to ensure availability of such service  for men and women who are ready and
need it,  to many, doing the same for teenagers is still a hot topic.

According to the World Health Organisation, WHO, about 50,000 teenage girls die in Nigeria every year as a result of complications from pregnancy. Experts however believe that the high number of deaths from teenage pregnancies could be prevented through early introduction of sexuality education and contraceptives to teenagers.

The weather is  very hot  on this fateful day, but for this pale looking girl work must go on. With a worn out piece of a Nigerian made fabric, popularly known as ank....

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