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40,000 Women In Nigeria Die Yearly During Childbirth

On Tuesday in Abuja, Dr. Ejike Oji, the Chairman of the Association for the Advancement of Family Planning, AAFP, and Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, LOC, said that about 40,000 Nigerian Women die yearly from childbirth due to complications. The report released by the Dr. Ejike also indicated that the death rates has climbed to 576 out of 100,000 lives birth on a daily basis.

The country’s maternal motality has increased making Nigeria the second country after India to have the highest cases of Maternal Mortality in the world.

However, earlier reports in December 2013 indicated that the country’s maternal mortality cases was about 224 deaths in 100,000 lives birth.

According to reports the cause of the increased death rate is due to poor family planning and some of the death occured in high-risk pregnancies which includes young girls with obstructed labor.

Many young girls with unwanted pregnancies die from complication in an attempt to abort the baby.

Women with too many children could easily bleed to death after delivery. This is because the time of pregancy is very close thereby increasing the chances o bleeding to death after delivery.

The report indicates that Nigeria is far behind in using pregnacy control pills than other poor countries of the world.

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