Contraceptive practices in Nigeria: Literature review and recommendation for future policy decisions

  title={Contraceptive practices in Nigeria: Literature review and recommendation for future policy decisions},
  author={Emmanuel M. Monjok and Andrea L Smesny and J. E. Ekabua and Ekere James Essien},
  journal={Open Access Journal},
The current prevalence rate for contraceptive use in Nigeria is approximately 11%-13%. This rate is very low in spite of the high rate of sexual activity and widespread awareness of the various contraceptive methods among Nigerian adolescence and youths. As a result there are many unintended pregnancies and illegal abortions contributing to a high maternal mortality ratio, which seems to indicate a large unmet need for contraceptive use. There is ample research evidence identifying the various… 

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