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‘200 women died of illegal abortion in Bauchi’

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Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Rilwanu Mohammad has said that over 200 women of the state have lost their lives to abortion handled by quack medical practitioners.

Mohammed while briefing members of Bauchi State Public Health Media Network yesterday disclosed this, saying the deaths are caused by unplanned and unwanted pregnancies among women who consult quack medical workers. He said the investigation has not been concluded on the development but preliminary findings have shown that the number of deaths could go up by the end of the investigation.

He added that the lack of understanding of the importance of Child Birth Spacing (CBS) by the victims as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancy, a development he said has become a major problem to family health issues in the state. He stressed the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, opining that if such was done, unwanted pregnancies would be avoided thereby reducing death from complications of abortion.

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