At the ongoing International Conference on Family Planning currently holding in Kigali, Rwanda, it has been revealed that Nigerian women have prevented over two million unplanned pregnancies in 2018 through the use of contraceptives.

The report, which is available on the Family Planning 2020 website, showed that Nigerian women through the use of different contraceptives have prevented, 2,060,000 pregnancies in the year 2018 alone.

The figure is higher than 2017’s figure of 1,904, 000.

The report also revealed that in spite of the increase in the number of Nigerian women using contraceptives in 2018, 1, 371, 000 unintended pregnancies occurred.

Meanwhile, the contraceptive method commonly used in Nigeria is condom, closely followed by injectables and pills.

The ICFP is scheduled to hold from November 12 - 15, 2018. It is co-hosted by Rwanda’s Ministry of Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.