Mrs Ijeoma Onuorah, a reproductive health expert, said that the use of contraceptives for family planning does not cause cancer but reduces the risk of cancer.
She spoke at the 2023 International Day of Families, organised by the Anambra State Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Women and Social Welfare, in Awka.
Onuorah advised families to adopt any family planning method of their choice, saying that all of them are safe and beneficial to the health and wellbeing of the family and society at large. The benefits of family planning include longer spacing between pregnancies, preventing unplanned pregnancies, and improved survival rates of infants.
The reproductive health expert advised women to go through proper tests by medical experts to ascertain the family planning method that would be suitable for them. Young women within the reproductive age have little or nothing to fear about the use of family planning for the prevention.