Breast self-examination as the name implies is the practice of checking the breast on a monthly basis to detect any abnormalities. It is quite common to experience breast tenderness one or two weeks before your period. At different times in your growing years, there are several factors that can cause changes in your breast such as:
Increase in age
Birth control pills.
It is still however very important to examine your breast monthly, you should note
I found myself one time in the midst of older women a mix of women in their 30s, 40s and 50s talking and trying to help one of the women solve some of her issues, soon the topic of discussion tilted to another woman who was being battered by her husband, I was in a mix of anger and sadness I hated to hear of women being battered and I could not help. My worries didn’t stop at that I was worried because of the conclusions made about how she could have avoided being battered, they were not sure why she got battered as this woman was said to be a calm gentle person so why was she getting battered? Which is why I decided to talk about this, there are a lot of myths associated with battering and this only helps to fuel the issue of intimate partner violence (Domestic Violence) and we need to unlearn these myths and renew our minds so we can help women in situations of Intimate partner violence. Continue reading “Common Myths of Intimate Partner Violence.”
Abortions is a very sensitive topic to be discussed in Nigeria which a lot of people shy away from because of various reasons mostly religious reasons, it is still however occurring. In Nigeria abortions are illegal except in a case where the life of the woman has to be saved, hence, it’s tagged a life saving procedure. In other countries there are different Abortion laws with the various conditions. One would think that as religious as Nigeria is plus the abortion law in place the abortion rate would be low,
Endometriosis is a condition characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis can be found almost everywhere in the body including the vagina, lungs, cervix, Continue reading “Understanding Endometriosis”
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”
Menstrual cramps can be the most annoying thing to happen to a lady, I remember a time I used to pray to skip my periods (I think it worked or it was just psychology) and I did miss my periods. I was always excited because it’s a month free of pain and misery for me.
My Favourite person in secondary school was my school nurse Mrs. Damola(not real name) she always alleviated my pain If only I knew I was going to end up being a nurse back then and alleviate other people’s pains. If she was not on duty I was always sad, I missed her terribly when I left secondary school I had to take care of myself most of the time. Anyways, in my years of having cramps I heard a lot of stuff to end menstrual pain some I tried, some Continue reading “5 Myths On Menstrual Cramps(Dysmenorrhea)”
It is expected that when the baby comes the mother is automatically supposed to be “Happy”, but the truth is it doesn’t even work that way. Yes, she would be happy but not everytime her hormones are just trying to settle so she is prone to Baby Blues and postpartum depression, it is quite important that a woman does not feel guilty if she is not happy. Amidst all these feelings the postpartum period Continue reading “Dealing with Loneliness In the Postpartum Period.”
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”