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What Does It Mean To Have An Abnormal Pap Smear?

What Does It Mean To Have An Abnormal Pap Smear?

Millions of women get a Pap smear or Pap test every year to screen for cervical cancer. (Reminder: The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, which leads into the vagina.) The procedure is simple and is part of a regular visit to a gynecologist. A doctor swabs some cells off of your cervix and sends them […]

Huge Disparities In C-Sections – The Rich Have Access While The Poor Can’t Afford It

Huge Disparities In C-Sections – The Rich Have Access While The Poor Can’t Afford It

When pregnancy or childbirth go wrong, access to Caesarean section – usually known as C-section – can be the difference between life and death for both the woman and her baby. Because they can save women’s and infants’ lives, C-sections should be universally accessible. But they aren’t. This is clear from the fact that there’s […]

Symptoms Of Cervical Cancer Every Woman Needs To Know

Symptoms Of Cervical Cancer Every Woman Needs To  Know

Consider all the strides that have been made fighting cervical cancer, you might think it’s a disease you don’t have to be worry about as much anymore. Decades ago, it was one of the major killers of women of childbearing age in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. But thanks to the development of […]

Burning Calories? Figure It Out

Burning Calories? Figure It Out

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions, and that means many of us will be vowing to save more money, get enough sleep, and, you guessed it, get healthier by losing some weight. Shedding extra pounds is always a top resolution shared by millions of people. If it’s yours too, one question is likely running through […]

Lamu County Launches Sh137m Project To Improve Contraceptive Use For Women

Lamu County Launches Sh137m Project To Improve Contraceptive Use For Women

Lamu County has launched a three-year plan aimed at increasing the rate of contraceptive use from 43 percent to at least 46 percent by the year 2020. The Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (FP CIP) outlines county-specific strategies for this goal to be achieved. In Lamu, the project will cost about Sh136 million. COST EFFECTIVE […]

Let’s Learn About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome {PCOS}

Let’s Learn About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome {PCOS}

At its heart, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance. Specifically, women with PCOS have higher than normal levels of androgens or male hormones. PCOS is usually thought of as a reproductive disorder; it affects 10% of women of childbearing age and usually starts after puberty. But some of its effects seem to have little to […]

The Connection Between Talc And Ovarian Cancer

The Connection Between Talc And Ovarian Cancer

In 2017, a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in damages to a 63-year-old woman in Los Angeles who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based baby powder for decades. Like many women who use baby powder to freshen up or reduce chafing between their thighs, on their genitals, or in their underwear, […]

176 Million Women Suffer Endometriosis Globally

176 Million Women Suffer Endometriosis Globally

Founder of EndoSurvivors International Foundation (ESIF), Mrs. Olivia Nwankudu has revealed that over 176 million women around the world suffer from endometriosis, a medical condition, which tissues that normally line the uterus grow outside of it, with a prevalence of one in every 10 Nigerian women. She noted that the condition, which could result to […]

Stakeholders Appeal To The Government To Priortise Maternal Health Care In Ghana

Stakeholders Appeal To The Government To Priortise Maternal Health Care In Ghana

 Stakeholders at a forum held in Bolgatanga have appealed to government to ensure that maternal mental healthcare is mainstreamed into the country’s health systems. The stakeholders who included civil society organisations, the Department of Social Welfare, person with disabilities, the youth and women groups, among others, stated that many pregnant women either experience some form […]

We Add No Value To The Budget So We Cannot Be Catered For – Agony of Women and Girls Living With HIV

We Add No Value To The Budget So We Cannot Be Catered For – Agony of Women and Girls Living With HIV

Despite the fact that HIV is no longer a death sentence if individuals living with it can take their treatments religiously, yet, women and girls living with it still pass through hell in the society. However, findings reveal that intolerance and ignorance are the major reasons behind their victimizations, Juliet Umeh writes. Not only was […]

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