In a report by the Centre for Reproductive Rights, approximately 14 per cent of these pregnancies end in abortions, done by unskilled people who don’t meet minimal medical standards.
However, since the London conference, spearheaded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNFPA and partners, several countries have increased their commitment to family planning including Nigeria which has resulted to significant improved funding.
Medical experts, however, suggest that extensive health education, adequate parental care and inculcation of moral values are some of the measures to curb the growing incidence of teenage pregnancy in the country.
The forum was attended by more than 1,200 delegates from 80 countries and was aimed at finding viable solutions to increase funding towards maternal and child health and reduce mortalities.
It was written in response to the remarks attributed to Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, where he was quoted by the media expressing discomfort with some aspects of the policy.
One day a lady who was working at Crisis Pregnancy Ministries, a centre that counsels against procuring abortions, asked whether I would visit them.
For every first time mother, one thing is common, every new day presents new challenge with their new bundle of joy, and most of them will confess of being drained both mentally and physically.
HIV is dispersed mainly by unprotected anal and oral sex, contaminated blood transfusions, sharing hypodermic needles, and from mother to child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding.
One of my university lecturers, an accomplished, successful woman by any stretch of the imagination, once confessed to me that her mother worriedly pulled her aside when she got her PhD and told her not to use her title (Doctor) because she would ...
In both men and women, yeast is common in the groin area due to the dark, warm, and moist environment – which offers optimal condition for fungal growth.
This kind of emotional and physical rut can also happen if either spouse places too much attention on other corners of life, especially focusing on work or on taking care of the kids, which can lead to cutting back on time solely devoted to the hu...
For over two decades between 1986 and 2006, northern Uganda experienced a prolonged conflict pitting government forces against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels.
Visiting colleagues, neighbours, friends and families at this period coupled with attending series of parties and generally indulging in heavy lunches or dinners and treats, it would require efforts to maintain normal weight.
Most headaches after childbirth stem from a few sources: Neck and shoulder muscle strain; a child dramatically changes your routine; nutritional imbalances – breastfeeding mothers give their babies a lot of energy, vitamins, and minerals in their ...
I am not one to toot my own horn but it has encouraged both men and women to seek help; to show them that though there is a societal or family stigma, life can still be enjoyed while you wait.
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Many people perceive the endless lists of expectations and roles to be played by the girl child as an intention to train her to become a responsible woman in marriage.
Being female in Nigeria can be considered an extreme sport, with women and girls perpetually playing the odds in a game where the house is rigged to win.
His strict approach to the way chiefs handle these matters on the ground is commendable and a majority of Kenyans agree that teenage pregnancies are a menace that interrupt a child’s life and growth, thereby negatively affecting their future oppor...
As we gear up for another celebration coming up March 8, 2019, we bring you on-point excerpts from women who graced our roundtable last year.
During this pregnancy period, a thick plug of mucus containing antibacterial properties will be situated around the cervical opening to block entry of bacteria which can infect the developing child and uterus.