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Women express diverse views on use of contraceptives

A cross section of women in Abuja have expressed diverse views on the use of contraceptives. Some of the women told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews

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How supplements, good nutrition could reduce Nigeria’s  maternal, infant mortality burden – Experts

The neonatal ward at the Paediatric section of the Mother and Child Centre at Isolo General Hospital, Lagos, has a lot of children. Some are premature and are in incubators,

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My pregnant sister has swollen legs, constantly feels dizzy and tired. Is this normal?

Dear Doctor, My 27-year old sister is four months pregnant. It’s her first pregnancy but she’s yet to register at any hospital for her ante-natal care. Someone advised her to wait till

Regular sex may delay menopause, scientists say

If woman is not having sex, body ‘chooses’ to stop putting energy into ovulation Women who have sex every week may have a lower chance of an early menopause, according

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How unplanned births leave Nigerian women on the brink of death

While it is worrisome that many women in Nigeria become pregnant almost every year, what is more disturbing is the fact they carry these pregnancies between life and death –

Agboyi Ketu: Where TBAs hold all aces as midwives

For the people of Agboyi Ketu, a Lagos suburb, lack of basic amenities and depth of traditional beliefs, strengthen the people’s confidence in Traditional Birth Attendants.  NHO correspondent, JULIET UMEH  visited the

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Our successes, struggles with family planning – women speak out

Despite its enormous benefits, some women ignorantly shun family planning. Juliet Umeh spoke to a cross section of women who share their experiences some of which are enough to convince

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Malaria in Pregnancy: Experts canvass early antenatal care as key to prevention

Pregnant women have been urged to cultivate the habit of reporting for antenatal care as soon as they miss their monthly period for proper checks for ailments such as malaria-related life-threatening

Pregnancy complications may signal later risk of heart disease death – Study

Women who experience complications during pregnancy may be at greater risk of dying from heart disease later in life than women with uncomplicated pregnancies, according to new research in the

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Facts you should know about Emergency Contraceptives

Emergency contraception refers to back-up methods for contraceptive emergencies which women can use within the first few days after unprotected intercourse to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Emergency contraceptives are not

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And the woman died

• 7 children at 38 and pregnant with no 8 • Body too weak for the rigor of another baby • Shunned antenatal care • Could have prevented more pregnancies