Africa's Involuntary Mothers Need Reproductive Health Services

One of the central human rights issues of the 21st century is the provision of universal access to reproductive healthcare services, including access to contraceptives as well as safe and legal abortion. This is an issue that needs confronting across the African continent. In Nigeria, only 27 percent of single, sexually active teen women report using some form of modern contraception.

  • Africa:   Stories of Nigeria's Involuntary Mothers

    Wellbeing Women, 24 April 2018

    "I feel concerned about children who are denied basic life provisions like shelter, food, healthcare and education—especially when they are born to an adolescent, who doesn't… Read more »

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Every single day, 452 women in sub-Saharan Africa die from pregnancy-related causes; that’s 18 women every hour.

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