Gonorrhea is an STI that is quite common among the average Nigerian, among the transport workers(who are considered to be unlearned) it is very common every STI is literally gonorrhea to them. This, however, doesn’t mean proper precaution is taken to prevent it or it is being treated properly.
It is caused by bacterium Neisseria gonorrhea, it has the highest rates in females, most men Continue reading “Know The STI: Gonorrhea”
Trichomoniasis (also known as Trich) is a commonly occurring STI caused by Trichomonas vaginalis, a protozoan parasite. Trichomoniasis can stay for months or even years without treatment. It increases one’s chances of getting other STI’s or HIV. Good news Continue reading “Know the STI: Trichomoniasis”
Bacteria Vaginosis increases ones chance of getting infected with an STI.
Vaginal hygiene is very important and Bacterial vaginosis is one of the effects of poor vaginal hygiene or ones attempt in trying to make the vagina smell like roses and pineapples. Bacterial vaginosis is responsible for the most common type of vaginal discharge. It is caused by the overgrowth of a mixture of bacteria that are often normally present in small quantities including Gardnerella vaginalis and in the absence of lactobacilli. It happens when there are too much of a certain Continue reading “Bacterial Vaginosis”
I always knew somehow I was going to end up doing sexual health I just never had the courage to do so, it took me a year to summon up such courage and get rid of all the stereotypes I had about sexual health and education by January 2018 I had made up my mind to talk more about sexual health no inhibitions then I realized I have actually been providing sex education to my friends unknowingly I just never had the courage to do it to a larger crowd well that changed this year been definitely talking about sexual health more( I haven’t stopped talking about maternal health) I decided to have a sexual health Meet-up and it was the highlight of my valentines day weekend “ The Passage Between Your Legs” was AWESOME!!!!! Continue reading “The Passage Between Your Legs: A Sexual Health Meet-up.”
I have come to realize lately that there is power in sexuality you are probably wondering in just sexuality what kind of power can possibly be there? So I thought too, most times when women say they do not feel equal or have a say in matters you hear things like ” but these women know how to get us in our weak points, so they are powerful”, well lets say I agree with that; both sexes have agreed to get between the sheet the sexual responsibility comes in to either prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.
One party decides I don’t want to get infected or transmitted and wants to use a condom but the other party disagrees what then happens? Continue reading “Condom use Negotiation”
There is a current trend on social media now where ladies come out to accuse men of rape, then people make comments and you wonder what is going in society no respect for individual sexual rights anymore. The most recent one was the story of a lady who accused a guy of rape and in the guys defense she achieved orgasm and he also had to achieve his own orgasm so he held her down to finish what he started so yes that is rape already consent was already withdrawn but that is not the point of this post, the real question is why would a lady withdraw consent during sex?
Continue reading “A little lesson on sexual coercion”
Today we see a lot of cases of infertility in Nigeria today, both young and old couples trying various means to get the fruit of the womb and most times they have no idea on what seems to be the problem, sometimes it could be one of the couple or even both having issues with their fertility and these issues are not detected on time. Individuals only become conscious of it when trying to conceive and then they realize something is wrong.
Menstruation is seen as a sign of fertility but it is not always so, for pregnancy to occur an egg(ovum) has to be released every month Continue reading “Anovulation: Infertile Menstruation”
It’s the first week of the new year and individuals are setting goals and making resolutions for different things from business to school and health; this can be a perfectly good time to decide to create goals for your reproductive health. Just as we decide to lose weight in the new year or have a better approach to caring for ourselves mentally you can decide to also decide to care for your reproductive health.
Reproductive health as defined by the World Health Organization is a state of physical, social and mental well-being and not merely the absence of diseases in all matters relating to the reproductive system which implies that people are able to have a responsible, satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so.
It might seem abstract or vague to you but there are little things you can do as a person Continue reading “How To Achieve Optimum Reproductive And Sexual Health”
As we have different hairstyles that make us look gorgeous and save ourselves from bad-hair-days so do we have contraceptives to prevent one from having an unwanted pregnancy.
Low-cut: low-cut is a comfortable hairstyle for many women because it is easy to maintain, not expensive, gentle on your scalp and convenient.
Daily Contraceptive Pills: using the daily contraceptive pills is like wearing your low-cut Continue reading “Hairstyles & Contraceptives “
If there was something such as the “Queen Of PMS” I would most likely own that title every year back to back. Premenstrual syndrome can be very annoying and stressful. The most annoying part is that it creeps up on, you would not know that you are cranky or have lost appetite till a day or two later when you decide to sit down and think about how your day went and realize yikes! it’s PMS again. Premenstrual syndrome is a series Continue reading “Yikes! Its that time of the Month Again (Premenstrual Syndrome)”