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BREAST SELF EXAMINATION

  Breast self-examination (BSE) is a screening method used in an attempt to detect early breast cancer. The method involves the woman herself looking at and feeling each breast for possible lumps, distortions or swelling. Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month. Johns Hopkins Medical center […]

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Female Genital. Mutilation

  Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. Typically carried out by a traditional circumciser with a blade or razor, with or without anaesthesia, FGM is concentrated in 27 countries in Africa, as well as in […]

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Teach your child the Underwear Rule and help protect them from abuse.

  The Underwear Rule is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from abuse – without using scary words or mentioning sex. Talk PANTS and you’ve got the Underwear Rule covered PANTS is an easy way for you to explain to your child the key elements of the Underwear Rule: PRIVATES are […]

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Enjoy It While It Lasts

  There is this perception that I have developed over time with relation to my relationships and it helps me set my attitude towards my partner right. I have decided to enjoy my relationships for as long as they last. Yeah. You might think that that is a weird attitude but it just makes me […]

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It’s A Girl? So?

  I don’t just get it. I thought the fact that more people are getting formal education was going to change things a bit. I still hear some men talk as if they have never visited a school. . . I guess we need to send these men compulsorily to Biology classes all over again. […]

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Know Your Blood Type (group, genotype, rhesus factor)

  During my PhD research field work, one of the children that was a subject in my clinical trials was very sickly and wasn’t responding well to treatment. The infant was subjected to a blood test and that was when it was discovered that the child’s genotype was SS. Right there in the hospital upon […]

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Why You Should Take Folic Acid Before & During Pregnancy

  Taking a prenatal vitamin with the recommended 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid before and during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects of your baby’s brain and spinal cord. What Is Folic Acid? Folic acid, which is also called folate, is a B vitamin. The best food sources of folic acid are fortified cereals. […]

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Depression in Women

  Depression in women is very common. About 1 in 5 women develop depression at one point or the other in life. In fact, women are twice as likely to develop clinical depression as men. Up to one in four women is likely to have an episode of major depression at some point in life. […]

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KEGEL EXERCISES

  Kegel exercises can help you prevent or control urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor problems. Here’s a step-by-step guide to doing Kegel exercises correctly. Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum. You can do Kegel exercises, also known as pelvic floor muscle training, discreetly just […]

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Good Nutrition For Women

  Good nutrition means eating a wide variety of foods every day. A healthy diet gives you energy, supports your mood, maintains your weight, and keeps you looking your best. It can also be a huge support through the different stages in life. Healthy food can help reduce PMS, boost fertility, combat stress, make pregnancy […]

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Underweight

  Underweight is a term describing a human whose body weight is considered too low to be healthy. The definition usually refers to people with a body mass index (BMI) of under 18.5 or a weight 15% to 20% below that normal for their age and height group. BMI  is a key indicator of healthy […]

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Obesity

  Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food energy intake, lack of physical activity(sedentary living), and genetic susceptibility, […]

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Oral Health

  Oral health is an important component of general health and should be maintained through a woman’s lifespan. Maintaining good oral health may have a positive effect on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other disorders. Being a woman is extraordinary, fun and fulfilling, but it’s not always easy. A woman’s body goes through so many changes […]

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Why Is She The Only One Responsible?

  There is this popular Yoruba saying usually made as a way of instruction to wives especially young wives which goes thus: “Ile oko, ile eko ni”. This is loosely translated as “Your husband’s house is a school”. No wonder it is usually only the woman that is expected to bend herself over backward and […]

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Have Confidence

  Moses didn’t believe in himself. He didn’t have confidence in his abilities. He even begged and argued with God to use someone else. But eventually he gave in, allowed God to use him, and because of that he was used to save millions of people from slavery. But it took overcoming insecurity to be […]

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How Your Baby Sleeps

  Even before birth, your baby’s days were divided between periods of sleep and wakefulness. By the eighth month of pregnancy or earlier, her sleep periods consist of the same two distinct phases that we all experience: Rapid eye movement (or REM) sleep, the time during which she does her active dreaming. During these periods […]

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My Letter to The Marriage Counselor

Dear Church Marriage Counselor, I would have had you at least partly to blame because of your shabby counseling sessions about a decade ago if my marriage was problematic today. (Thank God we sought and are seeking knowledge via other means before and after the wedding which seemed to have been your focus back then). […]

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