27, 000 Niger women embrace self- injection contraceptive method 


The Society for Family Health (SFH) has reported that the number of women in Niger state who embraced the self injection method of birth control has increased to 27, 000 in the first quarter of 2024.

The Country Social & Behaviour Change Coordinator, Delivering Innovation in Self Care (DISC) project of Society for Family Health, Michael Titus stated this at the weekend in Minna. 

Presenting the report titled: “Niger State FP/ DMPA – SC PERFORMANCE: DISC PROJECT IMPACT”, from July 2021 to March 2024, Titus stated that 2,000 woman had embraced the method at the inception of the project in 2021 across10 local government areas of the state.

He said, “Self injection method number grew from 2,000 women at inception to 27, 000 at the end of the first quarter of 2024”, he said. 

The DISC PROJECT Coordinator stated that with empathetic counseling, the self injection rate in the state has significantly grown the base line of 14 percent in 2021, peaked at 55% in the second quarter of 2023 and now at 51% at the first quarter of 2024.

“Over 300% growth in self injection rate in the state shows that 52 of every 100 women who opt DMPA- SC as their method of choice are self injecting successful under the supervision of the health provider,” he said.