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Below the Belt: Undescended Testes

| Maternal & Infant Health, Sexual & Reproductive Health | No Comments

Such joy it brings when a child is born! All children are a blessing however we cannot deny the patriarchal value our society places on male children. Fathers understandably want the family name to live on for another generation, but this may not be possible if the young son is himself unable to have children. Reproductive health is a topic we are uncomfortable discussing and is certainly the last thing … Read More

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Breastfeeding: The Benefits Extend Well Beyond Nutrition

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If every child was breast-fed within an hour of birth, given only breast milk for their first six months of life, and continued breastfeeding up to the age of two years, an estimated 500,000 child lives would be saved in Nigeria every year. Nigeria has the 10th highest infant mortality rate so every effort must be made to reduce this. Based on the number of lives breastfeeding can save, the … Read More

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8 Embarrassing Pregnancy Questions Answered

| Maternal & Infant Health | No Comments

If you are carrying around another human being, you deserve the freedom please ask embarrassing pregnancy questions. Ask your doctors, friends and anyone else who cares to listen without a hint of shame. With all the changes your body is going through, hormonal or otherwise, it sometimes feels like it’s taken on a mind of its own. Understanding what’s going on at every stage of your pregnancy is what will … Read More

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The Man’s Guide to Reproductive Health

| Sexual & Reproductive Health | No Comments

When it comes to reproductive health, women are more associated with the issue than men. It is quite understandable considering mothers are the ‘face‘ of parenthood, but we shouldn’t forget that men also play an important role. It takes two to tango, after all. So, what do we mean by reproductive health? It encompasses much more than fertility and conception. According to the World Health Organisation, reproductive health focuses on … Read More