WBW 2021 – Protect Breastfeeding; A shared responsibility

It is World Breastfeeding Week 2021! You know, that 7-day period from 1st to 7th of August every year where we try to restore breastfeeding to it’s place of pride and former glory. Technically, this post started during WBW last year. That is to say, I had the idea to write something in August last […]

Why are we ashamed of a little blood?

Menstruation is monthly vaginal bleeding, as part of a woman’s normal reproductive cycle. For a physiologic body function over which women and girls have no control, there is an awful amount of shame and stigma that they have been socialized to experience and internalize regarding periods. My earliest memories of periods are tinged with a […]

Frank Conversations: Judith’s Surrogacy Journey

Hello everyone! How have you been? Keeping safe in these uncertain times? So, I’m trying out something new on the blog – more like an expansion of what is currently available. I’m thinking of a series of frank conversations with people on health-related issues – to put real faces and voices to the topics discussed […]

Compulsory Polio Vaccination for Children: To swallow or not to swallow?

Nigeria and Nigerians have long worn the badge of ‘Giant of Africa’ with pride; as the most populous black African country. Perhaps the title is merited on the strength of numbers alone and not much else. Far too often, Nigeria finds herself on the wrong side of the divide concerning many issues, especially health matters. My […]

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