Health Zone : Gynaecologist decries high rate of abortion among young Nigerian women

A Gynaecologist, Gboyega Fawole, on Friday decried what he described as the “alarming rate of abortion among young girls in the country.”

Mr Fawole, who works with the University of llorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, raised the concern in llorin while delivering a Ramadan lecture titled: “Who We Are: What We Are Made of.”

The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the lecture was part of a series organised by the lslamic Missionaries Association of Nigeria (lMAN) in llorin, Kwara.

Mr Fawole said: “From clinical observations, many young girls come to the clinics requesting for abortions.

“The frequency is higher than what was obtainable in times past. The effects can make a woman childless for life.”

He urged girls to desist from premarital sex to avoid series of abortion because of the effects.

“Female children should avoid inserting abortion tools into their private parts; this can lead to hard labour as well as maternal and infant mortality,” he said.

According to him, girls should also avoid the application of soap and perfume in their private parts to guard against bacteria and fungi.

The medical practitioner also emphasised the need for female children to open up to their mothers for guidance.



About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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