Last season’s Big Brother Naija winner, Ijeoma Otabor, aka Phyna, has revealed she had abortions at the age of 19 and 24.
Speaking in an interview with The Punch, the winner of the 2022 reality TV show also stated that almost every Nigerian girl has done abortion in the past.
According to Phyna, 98 out of every 100 Nigerian girl has done abortion.
She said, “as for my reasons for taking abortion pills, if there are 100 women in Nigeria today, 98 have done abortions. So, no one should judge me. I was in a 12-year relationship then and I was so young. The first abortion was when I was 19; I couldn’t go home to tell my parents that I was pregnant at that age. And the two pregnancies were so early like two to three weeks that I could just use tablets. The second was when I was 24, and I had finished serving then. I was ready to keep it but the relationship was getting toxic. He abused me and always beat me up. I said to myself that I couldn’t do this anymore, so I took it out and that was how I ended the relationship.”
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