Ogun Government Takes Step To Prioritize Reproductive Health

Ogun State Government says it will focus and capture more adolescents in its family planning initiatives and programmes towards addressing the increasing number of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion among the youths.

Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola stated this during a meeting with the State’s Technical Working Group on Reproductive Health, to draft the 2020-2024 Costed. Implementation Plan, CIP.

Dr Ogunsola who noted that the document would be a road map for effective reproductive health and family planning activities, said there was the need for sexual and reproductive health education for adolescent and women of child bearing age, to discourage them from patronising quacks, especially patent medicine practitioners.

The Executive Secretary also noted the document when completed, would reduce the practice of unsafe abortion and secondary infertility in the future as well as assist the youths to take informed decisions about their reproductive health.

Earlier, the State Reproductive Health Coordinator, Dr. Isreal Orire had described Reproductive Health as integral part of primary health care and should be strengthened to ensure success.

Olusegun Fola

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