INFERTILITY: FIGHTING STIGMA WITH AWARENESS

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On the 18th of May, I woke up to social media ablaze with messages from men and women across the United States (US) celebrating Advocacy Day. A day set aside to raise awareness about infertility, promote pro-active discussion through information sharing, and securing funding for fertility treatments. It got me […]

GRAFT ALLEGATIONS LIKELY TO ERASE GAINS IN KENYA’S SRH INITIATIVES

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The President of the United States of America’s (US) proposal to reduce ‘unnecessary expenditure’ on foreign aid and diplomacy programs by 28% in his first budget proposals that emerged a few days before the International Women’s Day commemorations will prove a real blow to stakeholders involved in improving and protecting […]

WHY THEY CALL ME PERIOD GIRL

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Hi, my name is Amina and some of my friends call me the Period Girl. You are probably wondering why they call me that and I know some of you are thinking I have some embarrassing menstruation tale from where I got that name but alas I actually like being […]

FOR THE LOVE OF SEX OR THE SAKE OF LOVE?

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Women go through a lot of painful and usually shameful experiences just to please a man and the question on the table is ‘is it really necessary? Many times we see women engaging in activities that either leave them in pain or with an extra burden, all in the name […]

WHAT IS OBSTETRIC FISTULA?

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Written by Tatenda Chambwe   Tears fall down Esther’s cheeks as she narrated how the condition has left her jobless and how her husband left her because he would not tolerate her odour anymore. Esther suffers from a condition called Obstetric Fistula, she has a hole between the vagina and […]