A Critique of Incessant Violations of Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights in Nigeria

Sylvia Ifemeje, Emmanuel Obidimma, Nneka Umejiaku


The paper attempts a critique of the incessant violations of women’s health, and reproductive right in Nigeria. The paper inter alia dissects, the meaning and historical origin of health and reproductive rights of woman in Nigeria. It further reviews the legal frameworks and policies at the national, regional and at the international levels aimed at protecting the reproductive health rights of women in Nigeria. The paper also identifies and analyses the factors that have impeded the full realization of health and reproductive rights of Nigerian women. The paper concludes by proffering recommendations on the way forward in order to promote, and safeguard the health and reproductive right of women in Nigeria.

Keywords: Women, Nigeria, Abortion, Health and Reproductive Rights, Violence

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