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NASFAT tasks women on good health care



NASFAT National Women Affairs Secretary, Alhaja Samiat Mumuni has urged women to take care of their health and wellbeing by going for medical checkup always. Adding that this can be difficult for many women who lead busy lives.

As part of the activities of NASFAT yearly women week, medical screening and health talk was organized for women in Lagos state.
Mumuni argue that is important to approach the health needs of women because most health issues that lead to women mortality can be prevented.

“Good health should be a priority, lack of care, awareness and basic hygiene is not only reducing the quality of women lives but also increasing women mortality rates. “


She advised women
A consultant gynecologist, Dr. Tawakalitu Otun, urged those with infertile cases to seek assistance. Adding that Islam does not hindered seeking treatment for fertility issues.

She noted that infection is major cause of infertility in couples, if treated on time the rate of infertility will reduce.

Otun said religious beliefs hindered some women from seeking appropriate treatment,“The issue of religion is a huge challenge; when women and men are infertile, they believe it is a supernatural problem, but science has gone beyond that myth. It is better to be investigated and the cause of the problem identified and treated. Not all women will have babies through Invitro Fertility Treatment (IVF); there is also room for adoption. There are other ways of conceiving and having children,” she said.

According to her, the country still records a high rate of infertility. “The reason is that there are a lot of practices among the population that can affect fertility potential vis-a-vis the level of promiscuity within the environment. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) can be a reason.

“For the female, the cause is mostly tubal factor, which is due to infection from STDs; also, men have problems with sperm counts due to infections,” she said.

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