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Sexual and reproductive health rights of Nigerian women and the dynamics of population in Nigeria

Adaku Ohagwu, Nigerian Law School
Patrick Chiezey, University of Ibadan

This essay is an analytical, critical and reconstructive work that attempts to grapple with the issues of the sexual and reproductive health rights of Nigerian women and the Nigerian population. It is analytical in the sense that it identifies the basic elements in women’s experiences that negate the sexual and reproductive health rights of Nigerian women. It is critical because attempt is made to engage the dominant positions with a view to determining their relevance to the achievement of the goal of the sexual and reproductive health rights of Nigerian women. The reconstructive aspect is seen in an effort to engage those provisions of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria which have played a role in the areas of sexual and reproductive health rights and its implications in Nigerian population.

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Presented in Session 17: Sexual and reproductive health rights