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.
Today is World Population Day, which is commemorated annually on 11 July, the day on which the world’s population reached 5 billion in 1987. This year the theme from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is “Investing in teenage girls”.
We look forward to the day when UNFPA, a strong advocate for sexual and reproductive health and contraception, especially for adolescents and young people, also supports the right to safe abortion, including for teenage girls with an unwanted pregnancy – the age group more at risk of negative consequences from unsafe abortion than any other group.