By Ahmed Ahmed
The Network of Reproductive Health Journalists of Nigeria (NRHJN) Bauchi state chapter has advocated for privacy and confidentiality to persons seeking for Family planning information.
Mrs. Elizabeth Kah the state chairperson of the Network made the call in a statement to commemorate world population day of 11th July 2019, issued to our correspondent in Bauchi.
She enjoined all those providing services of family planning to maintain the spirit of keeping privacy and confidentiality of their clients.
“All individuals must enjoy the right to privacy when seeking family planning information and services.
“Contraceptive measures and information must be conveyed in a dignified manner, respecting both modern medical ethics and cultures,” she said.
Mrs. Kah also explained that family planning should not be cramped on the basis of race, sex, language, religion, national origin, age, economic status, place of residence, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
She, however, urged government at all levels to ensure that family planning commodities and services are available and accessible to everyone.
Mrs. Kah also called leaders and policymakers to be accountable to the people they serve in all efforts to realize the human right to family planning.
She said the world Population is celebrated to draw attention to the major issues of the population. Activities include seminar, discussion, educational sessions, public contest, poster making, slogans, workshops, debates and, songs.
The theme for this year world population day is “unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development.”