My contributions and achievements in family planning are advocacy and service provision. I employ the use of online and offline platforms to carry out advocacy on family planning while encouraging people to use any of the available options and as an individual and through the organisation we provide family planning services (mostly counselling and referrals) and products (especially condoms and others based on their availability ). I also collaborate with individuals and organisations that work on family planning to ensure effective implementation of of family planning policy, sensitization and service delivery.
I got pregnant as a teenager and I know that if I had family planning knowledge to back the abstinence education I was given, I would have been able to take care of myself. Now working as an SRHR advocate and in an organisation, I see many girls who find themselves in the position I found myself years back. Also my project as a women deliver young leader has opened my eyes to the importance of family planning in curbing unsafe abortion.
The biggest challenge I have faced in my family planning efforts is being born to clergy parents. People see it as a sacrilege that I proffer options asides abstinence based sexuality education.
Daily, I use myself as an example when carrying out advocacy on family planning to highlight the reality on ground of what youths indulge in and why it's necessary to protect themselves.
Also on the organizational level, we need more family planning products to give out.
I reside in Akure, Nigeria and the biggest challenge in family planning here is absence of youth friendly centers and availability of these services outside the government owned facilities.
Upgrade of centers to be able to provide these services and availability of these products/services.
In the next five years, I want to pass on SRHR knowledge, learn more and also work with policy makers on effective family planning policies and abolition of restrictive laws on abortion in Nigeria