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93% of women in Jigawa shun contraceptives — NBS

93 percent of women in Jigawa State neglected to use any contraceptive method in 2021, says the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS.

In its Demographics Statistics report for 2022, released on Monday, the NBS said: “According to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 2021), Jigawa State recorded the highest percentage of persons who do not use any method with 93 percent  while Lagos had the lowest percentage with 54.7 percent.

“It also reveals that Lagos recorded the highest number of uses of modern contraceptive methods with 36.6 percent, while Jigawa had the lowest with 3.6 percent.”

The NBS also said;  “Contraception (birth control) prevents pregnancy by interfering with the normal process of ovulation, fertilization, and implantation. The prevention of unintended pregnancies helps to lower maternal ill-health and the number of pregnancy-related deaths.

“Delaying pregnancies in young girls who are at increased risk of health problems from early childbearing and preventing pregnancies among older women who also face increased risks, are important health benefits of family planning.

“There are different methods used to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Thus, they are categorized into two major types: the modern and the traditional.”

credit: PM News