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)”
What does it mean to be sexually healthy?
Being sexually healthy means taking care of your physical and emotional health by practising safer sex and being comfortable with your body, your sexuality, and your relationships.
Having a healthy sex life is about taking care of yourself, whether you have a partner or not. Physically, that means practising safe sex, getting tested for STD’s regularly,
Continue reading “Characteristics Of The Sexually Healthy Individual.”
Contraception is the order of the day and some might be wondering what is contraception?? Well…. Contraception or also known as family planning is the deliberate use of artificial methods or other techniques to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse. Women have a lot of misconceptions about contraception which prevents them from using them, such as using the the pills can cause infertility which isn’t true . Before choosing a contraception plan you need to consider some factors such as age, health status, how soon you want to have a baby , frequency of sexual activity and the comfort of you using the contraception also for mothers breastfeeding you need to consider a contraception plan that won’t disturb breastfeeding.
There are a lot of contraceptive methods to choose from just ensure you choose the type that is convenient and suitable to use.
The major forms of contraception are the: 1) barrier methods
These includes condoms both male and female ,diaphragms, cervical caps and this method basically blocks the sperm from entering the uterus.
Spermicidal cream or jelly can be used with the diaphragms. Condoms help to protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections , no matter the contraception plan I always advice to use condoms with the other form of contraception because of STI’s.
2) Hormonal methods
It involves the use of hormones to stop ovulation and hence prevent pregnancy. Ovulation is the biological process in which the ovary releases an egg , making it available for fertilization. Hormones can be released into the body through pills, injections, implantable rods. Depending also on the type of hormones used these pills prevent ovulation, or thicken cervical mucus which prevents the sperm from reaching the egg or thin the lining of the uterus . examples are the combined oral contraceptives (the pill) or the progestin only pills(mini pills), injectables and emergency contraceptive pills.
3) Intrauterine methods
An IUD is a small T-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is inserted with the help of a healthcare provider. An IUD can remain and function effectively for many years and can last for as long as ten years. After the recommended length of time a health care provider removes or replaces the device. Examples include a copper IUD and mirena ( hormonal IUD).
4) sterilization method
There is also the sterilization method which is a permanent form of birth control that either prevents a woman from getting pregnant or prevents a man from releasing a sperm. It must be done by a health care provider. They include vasectomy, tubal ligation and sterilization implant .
There are so many choices to make, you should however seek your healthcare provider in helping you to choose the contraceptive method that suits you . you can visit primary health centers in your area if you are wondering where to get one.
Nb: postinor 1 or postinor 2 is an emergency oral contraceptive and shouldn’t be used as a continuous form of contraception.
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