Category Womanhood

Major Health Screening Tests Every Woman Needs

Women certainly have a lot on their plates – and unfortunately their health often takes a back seat to their families and careers. Health screening tests are important for every woman. They can help detect problems with bone mineral density

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Fertility Expert, Oladapo Ashiru On Irregular Menstrual Periods That Suppress Fertility In Women & What Works

Irregular periods are a lot more common than many people realise. A study found that only one in eight women have a 28-day menstrual cycle. Having a shorter or longer than a 28-day menstrual cycle is not the main issue

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OAP Toolz Shares Candid Details About Experiencing A Still Birth With Her First Pregnancy

Celebrity mum, Tolulope Oniru-Demuren better known as Toolz sat with astute publisher, Betty Irabor on the latest episode of Life Lessons and she shared details about losing her child that she had kept private. The new season of Life Lessons

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Female Genital Mutilation, A Remedy For Promiscuity Or Violation Of Women’s Right? Experts React

Nigeria ranks third among Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practicing countries in the world. FGM involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. It is classified by

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Menstruation: Medical Researcher, Bamidele Iwalokun Counsels On The Habit Of Using Tissue Paper As Sanitary Pad

Menstruation is a naturally occurring physiological condition in women. It is the process by which women shed blood and other material from the lining of the uterus (womb) at intervals of about one month from puberty until menopause except during

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‘Women who have undergone FGM unlikely to enjoy sex’ -Gender & Reproductive Health Analyst, Dr. Esther Somefun

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. It involves the removal of the clitoris, inner-and-outer lips of the vagina,

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Expecting Mom, Simi Raises Concern Over The Struggles Women Go Through To Succeed

Nigerian songstress, Simisola Ogunleye, popularly known as Simi took to Twitter to share her worries about the struggles women go through in their journey to becoming successful in a male-dominated world. In a series of tweets posted via her Twitter

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COVID-19: Lockdown Forces Supermum To Walk 160km With Newborn In Hand After Delivery

An Indian mum has done what seems like the impossible – she gave birth and then kept walking for over 100km with her newborn. The new mother was traveling with her husband and their children when she went into labour. 

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Bijagos Archipelago: An African Society Strictly Run By Women

The story of Bijagos Archipelago, a community in Guinea Bissau, is a counter-narrative to popular societies where most things are controlled by the men. The Bijagos are a people who dwell in small villages, or tabancas, formed by houses of

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This Is How Much A Vegetable Rich Diet Before Pregnancy Impacts Your Chances Of Preterm Delivery- Study

A new study whose results were published yesterday, April 14, 2020 has really useful guidance for women who are planning for pregnancy. It turns out we should follow our parent’ advice when we’re thinking about becoming parents ourselves, with a

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How Egg Donation Works As A Viable Option To Becoming A Parent- Fertility Expert, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi

Experts say every woman’s fertility starts to measurably decline around the late 20s, due to the depletion and aging of eggs. If you are under 30, your chance of getting pregnant in any one cycle is 20 – 30 per

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Study Unravels Why Birth Control May Fail

Women who get pregnant while using birth control may carry a gene that breaks down the hormones common in contraceptives, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study’s lead author Aaron Lazorwitz, MD, assistant professor

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Ditching Your Bra During COVID-19 Lockdown Could Cause Your Breasts To Sag

The days are behind women who look forward to ditching the bra as soon as they step foot into their homes after a long day. The COVID-19 pandemic has obviously changed a lot of what we know to be normal

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Sierra Leone Lifts Ban On Pregnant Girls Attending School

In 2015, a rise in rape, abuse, and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak fueled a spike in teenage pregnancies. Consequently, a ban on pregnant girls going to school was introduced in Sierra Leone. The ban was overturned on Monday,

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How An Apple A Day May Keep Bothersome Menopausal Symptoms Away

A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways. Now a new study suggests that it may also play a role in lessening various menopausal symptoms. Study results were published

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Davido’s Baby Mama, Sophia Momodu Pens Thoughtful Note To Young Mothers

Single mum, Sophia Momodu, has written a thoughtful post to other young mothers and she’s asking them to prioritize self love and to thrive despite the African culture and traditions which she says are unique but can also be very

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Labour: Six Signs That Your Cervix Is Dilating

Some women have no clues when labour is around the corner, but as your OB-GYNs will tell you, in order to give birth, your cervix first has to begin dilating. The cervix plays a crucial role in pregnancy and labor,

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Society for Family Health (SFH) Is Championing Access To Contraceptives For Adolescent Girls | Do You Approve?

While you have the best thoughts and maybe even believe you have left no stone unturned in educating your girl child on sexuality, reproductive health and the social impact of both; a health advocacy group is saying you can’t be

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Nigerians Cheer For Anambra Bride In Her Sixties As She Gets Married For The First Time Ever (PHOTOS)

A Nigerian  woman in her sixties got Nigerians on social media cheering for her after her peculiar love story was shared by media personality, Nneka Isaac. Nneka who is the director of the famous cultural TV show, Goge Africa shared

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Women Who Have More Sex Have Lower Risk Of Early Menopause- Study

A study conducted on almost 3,000 women in the United States, has revealed that women who have sexual activity weekly or more frequently – including intercourse, oral sex, sexual touching or self-stimulation are 28% less likely to experience menopause at any given age

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Celebrity Mum, Damilola Adegbite To Pay School Fees Of Children Of Single Mums (How To Apply)

Navigating the odds of single parenting is no mean feat, and most people can already tell what single mums go through to raise their kids as well as give them the right opportunities so they can compete favourably in the

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Surviving The First Week After Your Baby’s Arrival: 7 Tips For New Mums

Your first weeks home with a new baby can come with a lot of anxiety. You may have prepared a great deal for your baby’s arrival; like assembling the crib, washing and safely arranging their little clothes, stocking up diapers

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”The person you marry has the ability to make or disrupt your journey”- Amaka Chibuzo-Obi

Wife and mum, Amaka Chibuzo-Obi is a trained computer scientist but that’s not what she’s known for. Her passion for wholesome relationships, healthy family values, marriage, as well as, the social and mental development of women drove her to start

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PLEASE READ: Award Winning Nigerian Journalist, Ruona Meyer Chronicles How A Prescribed Drug For Fibroid Left Her With Breast Cancer

Ruona Meyer, the award winning Nigerian investigative journalist who got nominated for an international Emmy over her work which exposed codeine addiction in the country has opened up on her battle with fibroid and breast cancer. Meyer, who underwent a successful

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How 36-Year-Old Mum, Elizabeth Amoaa Born With Two Wombs And Two Cervixes Finally Got A Diagnosis After Enduring Years Of Heavy Menstrual Flow

A new mum who was born with two vaginas, two wombs and two cervixes has spoken out about living with the extremely rare condition. Elizabeth Amoaa, originally from Ghana but now living in Walsall, Birmingham, was diagnosed with uterus didelphys

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