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How HIV stigma, discrimination caused me unplanned pregnancy — Adeola Ajetunmobi

RECENT findings by the Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey, NAIIS,revealed that among women aged 15–49 years are more than twice as likely to be living with HIV than men. As a result, women have been positioned as potential sources of HIV infection.
This has led to an increased stigmatisation and discrimination that also left women more vulnerable to the infection. One of those caught in this vicious cycle is 22-year-old Adeola Ajetunmobi. She speaks about her experience in this encounter with Sola Ogundipe. Excerpts

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Nigerian women prevent 2m unintended pregnancies, 735,000 unsafe abortions

More women are embracing the use of modern contraceptives. No less than 1,713,000 additional Nigerian women and girls that want to avoid or delay pregnancy have embraced the use of at least one modern method of contracetive according to the 2018 Annual Report on family planning, launched at the 5th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) held in Kigali, Rwanda.

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How do you cope with the nightmare of your 15- year-old’s pregnancy?

“Ajoke is pregnant,” she said bursting into tears. I guessed it was bad enough that her husband got Ajoke pregnant whilst she was in their home parading as his close relation but for her to be pregnant again less than a year after her first son must have sent Vivian round the bend. I said as little as possible. Let her work through her hurt before I gave her whatever advice I could.

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