Investing in family planning has been identified as critical to accelerating Nigeria’s progress on 5 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership. This potential acceleration is important for several reasons, but primarily because without such an investment, the Nigerian population will rise to an estimated 398 million people by 2050. It is anticipated that just over half that number will be living in urban areas. If nothing is done about this exponential growth, by 2050 Nigeria will become the 3rd most populated nation in the world.
Health service providers can restrict access to contraceptives through their own imposed biases about method appropriateness. In this study, provider biases toward contraceptive service provision among urban Nigerian providers was assessed.
The Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project is the evaluation component of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (Urban RH Initiative), a multi-country program in India, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal that aims to improve the health of the urban poor.
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