Women's Issue

It is Breastfeeding Week – Meet the Male Breastfeeding Champions.

Many people believe that proper breastfeeding of babies is the exclusive role of mothers. The total well being of babies in the first year of life is dependent on adequate breastfeeding. Erroneously, fathers have been left out of the breastfeeding equation, leaving the mother to bear the brunt of care for the babe. Gladly, we […]

Meds Women's Issue

MISO-FEM: A solution to improving Maternal Health in Nigeria

Nigeria’s estimated maternal death per year is 40,000 which accounts for about 14% of global maternal mortality even though it contributes only 2% of the global population. Nigeria is the second largest contributor to maternal mortality worldwide, after India.   One Nigerian woman dies every 13 minutes (i.e. 109 women each day) from pregnancy and childbirth […]

Women's Issue

Tummy Tuck: Different Types of Tummies And How to Get Rid of Them

A tummy tuck is a surgery. It is also known as abdominoplasty which involves the removal of excess fat and skin and, in most cases, to restore weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight […]

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Freezing Eggs gets more acceptance among women.

Women waiting for a long-term partner or women who for one reason or another need to delay motherhood, can “put their fertility on ice” by freezing eggs. Some women freeze their eggs because they have a medical condition or are undergoing treatment that affects their fertility. Women diagnosed with cancer and who require chemotherapy and/or […]

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Eclampsia: The menace of the journey from Pre-eclampsia to Eclampsia

Are You a woman? Do You have a wife, sister, friends? You need to read this thought provoking piece on Eclampsia. Doctors keep writing about eclampsia because it is a killer. Few years ago while in medical school I was reading with some friends at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology unit of the Hospital.  Usually, we […]

Conditions Women's Issue

Vaginal Odor Is Caused by a number of things… Pregnancy is not one of them. (See Vaginal Odor causes here)

Recently, I was posted to work in the Paediatrics Department of a high patient turnout teaching hospital. So imagine my surprise when while consulting in the clinic, a mother asked me if pregnancy is related to vaginal odor. Thankfully, her little boy (who had been coughing for about 3 days) was just the last patient […]

Women's Issue

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: HealthArmy’s #JustDoIt Campaign Heats Up.

The month of January is indeed a special month. It ushers us into a new beginning of renew efforts and vigor over unfinished tasks from the previous year. January is more popular for bringing along the fever of “New Year Resolutions”, a fever that most contract and usually fail to follow to a logical conclusion. […]

Women's Issue

7 Do’s & Dont’s to Follow For Fitness During Pregnancy

GUEST POST: Pregnancy is a blessing which brings immense joy and happiness. It is the most beautiful period in a woman’s life because the feeling of carrying a soul inside the body gives magnificent joy to the mother. Women face many problems and discomforts during pregnancy. In order to maintain the physical fitness and to […]

Women's Issue

IUDs may reduce the risk of cervical cancer – DK

Research from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California analyzed data from several observational studies involving more than 12,000 women worldwide. The results, published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, showed that in women who used an intrauterine device (IUD) like Lydia IUD, the incidence of cervical cancer was lowered by […]

Women's Issue

UK demands UN change ‘Pregnant Woman’ to ‘Pregnant People’

The United Kingdom is lobbying the United Nations to change the language in a treaty from “pregnant women” to “pregnant people,” since the use of the word “women” is allegedly offensive to transgender men. According to UKGuardian, it is the latest move to extend transgender rights but has angered some feminists call it “making women […]

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Cultural Beliefs About Menses/Mensturation You Didn’t Know Existed

In some historic cultures, a menstruating woman was considered sacred and powerful, with increased psychic abilities, and strong enough to heal the sick. According to the Cherokee, menstrual blood was a source of feminine strength and had the power to destroy enemies. In Ancient Rome, Pliny the Elder wrote that a menstruating woman who uncovers her […]

Women's Issue

Menstruation: Menstruation definition, Menstruation Period, Menstrual Pain

MENSTRUATION DEFINITION Menstruation, or period, is normal vaginal bleeding that occurs as part of a woman’s monthly cycle. Every month, your body prepares for pregnancy. If no pregnancy occurs, the uterus, or womb, sheds its lining. The menstrual blood is partly blood and partly tissue from inside the uterus. It passes out of the body […]