A young mother awaits health care at a clinic in Jos, Nigeria, amongst a crowd that has flocked to the newly established program.</p>
Nigeria is Africa's most populous country with an estimated population of nearly 123 million people. At the average annual population growth rate of 2.9 percent, Nigeria's population is expected to surpass 200 million by the year 2025.
More than 20 million Nigerians don't have access to family planning and reproductive health services. Half of all women have children by the age of 20.
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History of Use
Nigeria DHS: Final Report, May 2004
Constella Futures (Washington)
JSI Research & Training Institute, FAMPLAN: A Model for Strategic Planning for Family Planning, November 2006
Partners in Population and Development
PPD Africa Regional Office: Family Planning and Reproductive Health, October 2007
The Global Gag Rule ("A Bleak Choice"- the choice NGO's face on whether to serve all their patients' needs or obtain U.S. funding that could help some patients and alienate others who desperately need services), February 2004
Futures Group (Nigeria)
Reproductive Situation in Nigeria, February 2004
Population Media Center (PMC)
www.populationmedia.org ,January 2003
www.policyproject.com ,June 2003
Family Health International (FHI) Headquarters
Network: Improving Reproductive Health Services, January 2002
Population Reference Bureau (PRB)
Quality of Care, Spring/ Summer 2002
ZPG Reporter: A Production of Population Connection, Vol. 34 No. 3, Fall 2002