MORE than 50,000 Nigerian girl-children die annually due to complications relating to wrong and poorly done abortions across the country due to lack of education available to the Girl-Child Education and awareness.
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Ebonyi State chapter disclosed that majority of the victims were young school girls who fell victim of pressures relating to adolescence stage as well as lack of sensitisation.
Speaking yesterday during the awareness campaign organised by the Committee on Girl-Child Education of NMA at the Model Girls’ Secondary School, Ugwuachara, Ebonyi State, NMA Chairman, Dr. Esike Chidi called on female students to take their studies very serious and avoid all distractions that often lead them astray to the level of indulging in pre-marital sexual activities which has been the major prevalent causes of unwanted pregnancies in girl children.
He said early and pre-marital sexual intercourse in girl children inhibit their chances of furthering their education and also expose them to various risks which includes unwanted pregnancies which often lead to death of over 50,000 Nigerian girl children annually.
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