8 Myths about Abortions and their Truth
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by Gloria Akayi
3w ago
Have you ever heard the wildest things about abortion that made you pause for a minute and question everything you thought you knew, leaving you eager to uncover the truth behind the whispers? Well, it’s time to burst those myths wide open! Abortion is a Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issue that remains a highly controversial topic and is surrounded by myths and misconceptions. Whether it is a rumor passed around in hushed tones or a lie screamed from the rooftops, people have misconceptions that can warp their perceptions and choices. In this piece, we’re stripping away the fal ..read more
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Endometriosis: Nigerian women share their experiences
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by Tobi Afolabi
2M ago
Are you dealing with Endometriosis? These stories from Nigerian women show you’re not alone. I spoke to a few Nigerian women living with Endometriosis and these are their stories. .Jemima, 25 I started feeling this random pelvic pain in late 2018 that prompted me to go to the hospital. I was asked to do a series of tests and abdominal scans that indicated I had an ovarian cyst which needed to be taken out ASAP. A couple of weeks after the surgery (December 2018), the pain returned so I went back to the hospital to complain. I had a laparoscopy and I got diagnosed with endometriosis in January ..read more
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Gay men marry for survival, but that’s only half the story
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by Edwin Okolo
2M ago
Feminist and queer spaces have been having a long and difficult conversation around the institution of marriage. One of the reasons was the ‘sudden’ coming out of British television presenter Phillip Schofield, after 27 years of marriage to a cis straight woman. Much of the commentary that has followed his coming out praised Schofield for his bravery to come out and offered support as he leaves his marriage and focuses on living publicly as a gay man. This story was triggering for many Africans because this story is quite familiar to us. Men with wives and families who choose to abandon them ..read more
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Are you in love?
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by Kolawole Akinwande
2M ago
Love is a powerful, positive emotion. Like all emotions, you may experience it differently depending on your age, the relationship you’re in, and the kind of person you are. (C) Love Matters | Kolawole Akinwande Loving someone isn’t the same as being in love with them. Being in love is the intense feeling at the start of a relationship when you only see the positive things about the other person and walk around with your head in the clouds. This feeling can be so intense it actually hurts – especially if the person doesn’t feel the same way about you. The feeling of being in love de ..read more
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What Infections Can Affect Pregnancy?
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by Rita Lino
2M ago
It is very important that during pregnancy, women stay healthy and protected, to guard against infections that might affect the pregnancy and cause further complications. Pregnancy is a defining moment in a woman’s life which is characterized by physiological changes in the body. It can also make women more vulnerable to some infections, and in some cases, make these infections more severe. Vaginal and uterine infections are the most common forms that affect pregnancies and we will explore them in this article. Vaginal Yeast Infection This is caused by a fungus known as candida. Vag ..read more
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What is Urinary Tract Infection?
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by Ufuoma Eguriase
2M ago
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system, which includes your kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. Most UTIs affect the lower urinary tract, that is, the bladder and urethra. UTIs have far damning consequences when they spread or occur in the kidneys.   Women are at a higher risk of UTI infection than men. However, there are a few steps to take to prevent a urinary tract infection.  Symptoms of UTI Signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection include: A burning feeling when urinating An intense and frequent urge to urinate and usually ..read more
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Take a Quiz!!!!
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by Ufuoma Eguriase
2M ago
Journalists are on the frontline of the climate crisis, bringing light to dark corners of the Earth. This World Press Freedom Day, take our #TruthTellerForTheEarth quiz to see how well you understand their challenges and triumphs. Participate and honor the voices that advocate for #APressForThePlanet! Take this quiz now https://www.riddle.com/view/b49TXoNV ..read more
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Sexual harassment: What it is & what to do
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by Ufuoma Eguriase
2M ago
Sexual harassment can be all sorts of things. In general, it happens in all situations in which a person doesn’t respect your limits. Examples can be a partner who doesn’t listen when you say you don’t want to have sex. A man who rubs up against you on the dance floor. A woman who shows a sexual photo of you to everyone. And of course sexual assault, or rape. Tips: Be clear about what you want and what you don’t want. Be careful with recordings with a webcam. The video can be passed on to other people. Don’t let someone put you under pressure. Don’t think you’re strange if you sa ..read more
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What does the law say about homosexuality?
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by Rita Lino
2M ago
Homosexuality Homosexuality is seen differently in different parts of the world and cultural and personal attitudes towards homosexuality vary widely. Some people, usually for religious or traditional reasons, see same-sex relationships as shameful or sinful. Gays and lesbians can face prejudice and discrimination, hatred and violence. On the other hand, many people all over the world see homosexuality as just a normal part of life. They think gays and lesbians deserve the same respect as heterosexuals. In almost 60 per cent of countries in the world, being gay is legal ..read more
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Women’s Access to Sexual Health Services
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by Shade Mary-Ann Olaoye
2M ago
What women face to access services in Nigeria By Shade Mary-Ann Olaoye on March 7, 2021 Over time, some women and girls in Nigeria have had challenges accessing sexual health services. A list of combining factors like education, prevailing laws, religion, custom and tradition have denied women and girls the right to optimum sexual care. Lack of access to adequate sexual health services can lead to life-threatening consequences like death. 40% of women in Nigeria suffer from the implications of unsafe abortions, 86% of married women in the reproductive age do not use&n ..read more
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