The Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN) has said that 189,750 families enrolled in family planning between January and September.
A report by PPFN’s Project Officer in Rivers, Mr Emmanuel Owor, in Port Harcourt on Tuesday said the number recorded during the year represented a 31.5 per cent increase when compared to the enrolment figure in 2015.
It said that 29,300 out of the number were new family acceptors while 160, 450 were old and ancillary family acceptors.
The body said that it was already providing a new family planning service called VIA for women of reproductive age.
It said VIA was a service that women of reproductive age should access at least three times during the reproductive age bracket.
It further said that PPFN’s family life education and counseling programme had remained a vital tool for the sensitisation of women on reproductive health issues.
The PPFN commended its public and private partners in the state for their contributions in the crusade against unplanned parenthood.