Family planning is changing fortunes for many housewives in Lagos, according to findings on this year’s World Population Day, WPD – July 11 – with the theme: Family Planning is a Right, some married women told Good Health Weekly that their expectations on contraceptive use are being met.
A number of women encountered said they are having their children by choice and not by chance as a result.
During site visits to mark the WPD, organised by Pathfinder International in collaboration with the Family Planning Media Advocacy Working Group, some of the housewives said their greatest motivation was the need for a happy home.
“Life has been better for me,” said a mother of two, Funke Alao, 35, who is on three-month injectables. “Knowledge about family planning is helping my marriage and has kept me and my children healthy,” she disclosed during an encounter.
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