A study report just released in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, says that illegal abortion is on the increase inspite of strict legislation. The study carried out by researchers at the University of Ibadan and the Guttmacher Institute revealed that a total of 1.2 million abortions were done in 2012 against 610,000in 1996. Most of these abortions according to the study were unsafe , done secretly , under unsanitary conditions and by unqualified personnel. The report was launched on Wednesday this week by the country Director of Ipas, Hauwau Shekarau.
Abortion is the termination of  pregnancy in whatever manner before 5 months of pregnancy, it can be safe or unsafe.
According to Shekarau the increase is likely due to increased population and low

 

contraceptive use.

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