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Family Planning Is Women Empowerment

Family Planning Is Women Empowerment

Women are one of the important resources of any nation and society. Women have the right and capacity to work, earn and fend for themselves and their family according to the constitution of Nigeria. However, the reproductive gender roles of women have positioned them in a situation of having selected the option to choose in […]

Family Planning Open During Lock Down In Nambia

Family Planning Open During Lock Down In Nambia

DUE to the Covid-19 lockdown, Namibians have been uncertain about whether family planning services are still available. Dennia Gayle, country representative of the United Nations Population Fund, on Monday, said it is vital that young people know clinics and hospitals are still offering family planning services. Gayle shared her concerns at the Covid-19 Communication Centre […]

Fewer Children, Fewer Climate Risks

Fewer Children, Fewer Climate Risks

Abdulaziz, Aminatu, Absatu, Abdulmanaf. Fahad. And, well, also Mansour. They are the names Zeinab Garba has in mind for any future children she has. But for now, the mother of two has decided to set aside plans for more offspring by using a contraceptive, to give a better future to Rachid, her restless 3-year-old boy, […]

Liberia Celebrates Contraceptives Week

Liberia Celebrates Contraceptives Week

Liberia has joined the world over in the commemoration of what is known as the “World Contraceptives Day”.The Day is celebrated to create awareness for the proper planning of family and usage of contraceptives. One of those partners in the vanguard of ensuring that Liberians get proper information on how families are planned is an […]

‘My Husband Must Not Hear That I want To Use Family Planning’ – How Lack of Spousal Consent Deters Women From Family Planning

‘My Husband Must Not Hear That I want To Use Family Planning’ – How Lack of Spousal Consent Deters Women From Family Planning

Haleema Yousef lives in an uncompleted building in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja. She shares the single room with her husband and five children. The shack also serves as a shop where she does henna designs for her customers and prepares the ‘moi-moi’ (a local delicacy) her children help her sell. Haleema does odd jobs […]

‘Have Your Say On Family Planning’ – Mrs Jeannette Kagame Tells Women Leaders

‘Have Your Say On Family Planning’ – Mrs Jeannette Kagame Tells Women Leaders

Rwanda’s First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, has rallied women in leadership to use their positions to voice concerns on family planning services if they are to make a critical contribution to sustainable development in their societies. Mrs Kagame used the platform of the ongoing International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali to highlight some of […]

Lira Men Of Uganda Reject Family Planning

Lira Men Of Uganda Reject Family Planning

Social workers argue that access to basic reproductive health information and services, including voluntary family planning, would help to mitigate maternal deaths in Lira District. However, there remains stiff resistance from several men in Lira who are opposed to family planning due to widespread misconceptions about use of contraceptives. Family planning is deciding of the […]

Tete Women Of Western Mozambique Urged To Use Family Planning

Tete Women Of Western Mozambique Urged To Use Family Planning

The permanent secretary of the Tete provincial government, in western Mozambique, Lina Portugal, on Monday urged Mozambican women to adopt family planning methods to ensure spacing between births. She was speaking in Tete city at the ceremony to launch National Health Week in the province. During the week the Tete authorities hope to reach 435,000 […]

Less Than 1% of Women In Nigeria Use Condoms

Less Than 1% of Women In Nigeria Use Condoms

Less than one per cent of women in the country use female condoms, Programme Officer, Reproductive Health and Family Planning of Pathfinder International, Dr Sekina Bello said. She disclosed this yesterday during a stakeholders meeting on the review of female condom counselling tools organized by the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) in Abuja. […]

Family Planning Side Effects Still A Challenge

Family Planning Side Effects Still A Challenge

Family planning in Uganda still has a big challenge of causing side effects to women who embrace them, such as headaches, dizziness, over-bleeding, missing periods temporarily, and weight gain or loss. “Family planning must be explained to people since in its methods they mainly use drugs and most drugs cause side effects where people react […]

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