According to Mrs. Ijeoma Onuorah, a reproductive health professional, using contraceptives for family planning lowers the chance of developing cancer rather than causing it.
Onuorah made this statement during the 2023 International Day of Families, held on Friday in Awka and sponsored by the Anambra State Ministry of Health in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Social Welfare.
The annual May 15 celebration was created to highlight families’ value and encourage their contribution to society.
This year’s festival will center on “Demographic trends and families.”
Onuorah suggested that families choose whichever form of family planning they deem to be the safest and most advantageous for the general health and well-being of society as well as the family.
“Families are reluctant to adopt family planning techniques due to a number of misunderstandings and falsehoods, which has resulted in the deaths of several women.
There is no proof that family planning increases cancer risk; on the contrary, it lowers it.
Longer intervals between pregnancies, avoiding unintended births, and increased infant survival rates are all advantages of family planning, according to the speaker. This is because more time can be spent on providing good parenting and care.
Women should undergo appropriate testing by medical professionals to determine the family planning strategy that would be best for them, advised the reproductive health specialist.
According to her, using family planning to avoid pregnancy is nothing to be afraid of for young women of reproductive age.
Young ladies who are sexually active should use family planning to avoid becoming pregnant rather than ingesting potentially dangerous mixtures, continued Onuorah.