International Human Day: Stop producing children you can’t train – Nigerians warned
As Nigerians join the rest of the world to mark International Men’s Day this year, health experts have warned couples against procreating children they cannot care for.
International Men’s Day is celebrated every November 19 to celebrate positive male role models and to raise awareness of men’s issues.
Speaking at a one-day rally organized by Marie Stopes Nigeria to educate men on the need for family planning, some health experts confessed that many children still face various forms of abuse such as child marriage, sexual violence, child abduction, abuse, child labor and neglect, because their parents do not provide enough for them.
Dr Kingsley Odogwu, a vasectomy surgeon, told reporters that after the cost of living skyrocketed in contemporary Nigeria, parents need to take the issue of family planning seriously.
Odogwu noted that in most cases, women pay the most when it comes to preventing pregnancy with contraceptive methods (including oral pills), as well as implants, intravenous devices. uterines, among others.
He observed that the percentage of men undergoing vasectomy was still very low, as was his level of awareness.
Odogwu pointed out that “instead of women having surgery just to prevent pregnancy, it is easier and much cheaper for men to have a vasectomy.”
According to him: âIt’s a procedure that can be done in less than 15 minutes. This procedure does not affect the erection, while the libido is still as good as it should be.
Other experts such as Anne Taiwo and Marie Stopes Nigeria Country Director Effiom Effiom, who spoke at the rally, believe parents are wrong to continue to produce children they cannot care for. .