Identified policies and legal sources related to abortion:

  • Reproductive Health Act
  • General Medical Health Act
  • Constitution
  • Criminal / Penal Code
  • Civil Code
  • Ministerial Order / Decree
  • Case Law
  • Health Regulation / Clinical Guidelines
  • EML / Registered List
  • Medical Ethics Code
  • Document Relating to Funding
  • Abortion Specific Law
  • Law on Medical Practicioners
  • Law on Health Care Services
  • Other
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Concluding Observations:

None

List of ratified human rights treaties:

  • CERD
  • CCPR
  • Xst OP
  • 2nd OP
  • CESCR
  • CESCR-OP
  • CAT
  • CAT-OP
  • CEDAW
  • CEDAW-OP
  • CRC
  • CRC:OPSC
  • CRC:OPAC
  • CRC:OPIC
  • CMW
  • CRPD *
  • CRPD-OP
  • CED **
  • Maputo Protocol
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Persons who can be sanctioned:

  • A woman or girl can be sanctioned
  • Providers can be sanctioned
  • A person who assists can be sanctioned

Concluding Observations By Country

Concluding Observations issued by respective treaty bodies and selected extracts related to abortion.

Country
CAT
CEDAW
CERD
CESCR
CRC
CRPD
HRC
IE HAIT
SR HEALTH
SR TORTURE
SR VAW
WG-DWLP

Nigeria

Penalties

Country specific information regarding abortion related penalties. Information regarding penalties has been presented in English only; this information is not based on an official translation. Please review the source documents provided.

Country
Penalties deconstructed
Penalties for woman
Penalties for provider
Penalties for person who assists
Secondary additional considerations/judicial discretion
Penalties for non-consensual abortion and or negligence

Nigeria (Nigeria)

Indicators

Country specific information related to sexual and reproductive health indications. As data for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators related to sexual and reproductive health become available, these will be provided, through periodic updates.

  • Percentage of married women with unmet need for family planning 16.1 (2013)
  • Total fertility rate 6 (2013)
  • Gender inequalities index (value) No data
  • Gender inequalities index (rank) No data
  • Mandatory paid maternity leave yes (2015)
  • Median age 17.9 (2015)
  • Population - urban (%) 47.776 (2015)
  • Sex ratio at birth (male to female births) 1.06 (2015)
  • Percentage of births attended by trained health professional 38.1 (2013)
  • Maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) 814 (2015)
  • Percentage of women aged 20-24 who gave birth before age 18 29 (2009-2013)
  • Adolescent birth rate (births per 1000 women aged 15-19) 110.6 (2015)
  • Percentage of secondary school completion rate for girls No data
  • Gender parity in secondary education 0.887839973 (2010)
  • Percentage of women in non-agricultural employment 21.1 (2005)
  • Legal age for women, with parental consent No data
  • Legal age for women, without parental consent No data
  • Proportion of seats in parliament held by women 5.8 (2014)