Contraception, Rural Nigeria’s family-planning challenge

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On the road to Nigeria’s northern state of Jigawa, you soon notice life becoming more rural after leaving the outskirts of Kano city.

Men on motor-bikes are gradually replaced by homes made of mud, and fields of corn and millet are being worked on by hand.

Attacks in Kano six months ago by the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, have made the atmosphere here more insecure and quieter than usual. The security situation has affected some development work, too.

The neighbouring state of Jigawa is also poor, rural and mainly Muslim – but more peaceful

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