According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Bauchi, Yahya, speaking on Wednesday 27th September, 2017 said making use of family planning contraceptives will reduce maternal and child mortality in the state.
Yahya mentioned that a survey that was conducted in the year 2015 showed that only 2.2 percentage of families in Bauchi state utilized family planning.
She mentioned that religion, culture and poverty are what hinders couples from making use of contraceptives and family planning in Bauchi state.
She added: “The percentage of utilization of family planning commodities is 2.2 per cent according to a survey conducted in 2015.
“Family planning saves live and reduce the burden of maternal and child mortality, the mother and child will be healthy during the planning years.
“Family planning is beneficial to the mother, such that the reproductive system will be ready to another baby, for the father, it also help plan for his family adequately and sufficiently.
“The child will grow in good health by having adequate breast milk and family planning also prevent the child from common childhood diseases.”