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”
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.
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)”
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,