A few weeks ago, police officers conducted a raid on a Marie Stopes clinic in Lagos. They harassed patients, temporarily detained a doctor, and illegally accessed confidential documents. Immediately following this deeply unnerving attack, which came on the trail of other anti-rights incidents involving state agents, a group of Nigerian feminists, women’s rights campaigners and LGBTQI+ activists came together to ask, “what is going on?”. In the course of the digital conversation that ensued, a … Continued
Marie Stopes Nigeria opened its first clinic in 2009. On 21 May 2019, their Lagos clinic was raided by police, though MSI assures us that the clinic remains open. Eighteen Nigerian NGOs and 37 individuals who support women’s rights published the following petition, defending the clinic: End The War on Nigerian Women! On Tuesday, 21 May, police officers raided a Marie Stopes Clinic in Lagos, harassed the health workers and patients and took away confidential … Continued
This study aimed to determine the types of complications arising from unsafe abortion in Nigeria, the trend in the use of misoprostol for induced abortion, and the relationship between the community use of misoprostol and the complications recorded.
A survey conducted among over 11,000 women aged 15- 49 revealed that Nigeria has witnessed a steady rise in abortion cases with more prevalence in urban centres. The data collected in 2012 recorded 1.25 million abortions, which suggests that there are greater demands for abortion.
Provider bias in the provision of contraceptives to adolescent and young adult women in South West Nigeria may affect quality of care and method choice. Interventions to reduce provider bias should go beyond technical training to address the underlying sociocultural beliefs that lead providers to impose restrictions that are not based on evidence.