Sexual Health in Conflict Areas - How to Bridge the Gap

In times of conflict, women, girls, and children usually bear the brunt of violence, and Dikwa is one of the communities most affected by the insurgency in the North East of Nigeria. The insecurity and resulting worker attrition have resulted in limited access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive Health and other health services in the area. From a shortage of products and services at the point of need to unfriendly health workers and limited youth centres, girls are unable to access the services they need. This means they tend to look for alternative, sometimes detrimental methods to meet their needs, writes Thelma Chioma Abeku for Nigeria Health Watch.


(file photo).

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.