I would be very interested to hear whether Nigerian HIFA members consider that this reversion to birth control comes in part from a belief that growth of populations beyond the capacity of the land to sustain them leads to recruitment to Boko Haram. I ask this question without supposing that birth control by government, rather than improving family planning services, would serve any useful purpose.
HIFA profile: Stewart Britten is advisor to the British NGO, HealthProm, on its project to reduce maternal and child deaths in Northern Afghanistan. He has worked for the reduction of institutionalisation of babies and small children in Russia by introduction of parent support programmes. stewart.britten AT zen.co.uk