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A program that encourages Nigerians to adopt modern contraceptives was associated with a 10% increase in the use of contraceptives and the desire to have fewer children in 6 Nigerian cities between 2010 and 2014.

A new study in Studies in Family Planning by University of North Carolina researchers surveyed 16,000 women to evaluate the effectiveness of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI). Run by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, NUHRI aims to increase access to family planning education and services.

“The promise of NURHI is that we can make rapid and significant changes in the use of modern contraception,” says team lead Lisa Cobb. “We hope that promise can be realized across Nigeria.”

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

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