Physician Warns Against Indiscriminate Use of Contraceptives


A medical expert, Dr. Umar Musa, on Monday, warned women against the indiscriminate use of contraceptives.

Dr. Musa, President of the Resident Doctors Association, Kaduna State, gave the advice when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna.

He said that while contraceptives help prevent unwanted pregnancies, they do not prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

He warned that indiscriminate consumption of contraceptives could delay conception or damage the uterus.

He disclosed that there is a particular contraceptive in hot demand, noting that many women are probably using it indiscriminately.

“Too much of this contraceptive will weaken the wall of the womb and damage the uterus which will cause miscarriages in the future.

“There are lots of risks associated with the constant use of this drug. Most ladies consume contraceptives in clinically unsafe ways.

“They use these drugs without knowing the way they interact with the body system and forgetting that people react to drugs in different ways,’’ he said.

Musa also advocated tighter restrictions on the sale of contraceptives and suggested that the use of condoms was an option to stave off unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

“While a condom may look like a major inconvenience and a fun killer for many, it would protect one from sexually transmitted diseases and prevent pregnancy. 



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