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Lagos Inaugurates Clinic For Pregnant Teenagers


The Lagos State Government on Wednesday, September 6, inaugurated the Young Mom’s Clinic – a clinic for pregnant teenagers.

Speaking on the development while declaring the clinic open, the Special Adviser to Governor Akinwumi Ambode on Primary Health Care, Dr. Olufemi Onanuga, said the clinic would provide essential healthcare services for pregnant teenagers and their newborns.

The SA to Ambode also explained that the clinic – the first of its kind in West Africa – would help reduce “maternal, neonatal and perinatal mortalities” in the state.

Onanuga further said that various monitoring results showed that because of social stigmatisation, pregnant teenagers are shy to access antenatal care services from existing public health facilities.

He added that a pilot scheme conducted in Lagos Island, revealed that young people’s knowledge about reproductive health in the community was very poor and that there was limited access to contraceptives which is proven to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

He continued: “So to bridge this gap and address these issues, this Young Mom’s clinic was piloted last year in Lagos Island local government area. Results of the pilot conducted have confirmed that the initiative is laudable and result oriented.”

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