Expert tasks students on healthy lifestyle
An expert in reproductive health, Dr. Sharon Osaide, has urged youths and students of various tertiary institutions to embrace a healthy lifestyle to avoid challenges confronting the young ones on campuses.
Osaide, who counselled no fewer than 650 students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Igbinedion University during a youth seminar organised by its convener, Michael Wonder, in Benin City, tasked them on the need for a disciplined and dignified lifestyle.
Speaking on the theme, “If possible, let’s avoid ‘the wait,’” Osaide harped on maintaining a healthy lifestyle to protect and enhance the reproductive health of youths during and after graduation, with a call on them to shun all forms of social vices.
She spoke on some of the possible causes of ‘the wait’ (delay) in child-bearing, proffered solutions as well as specific ways and lifestyles that youths and students should imbibe to avoid future incidences of infertility and sub-fertility.
“This delay statistically occurs in 1-in-5 couples globally. Possible causes of ‘the wait’ include fimbria adhesions, hydrosalpinges, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), premature ovarian failure (POF), fibroid and polyps in women, oligospermia, teratozoospermia, asthenospermia and oligoasthenoteratozoospermia in men,” she said.
Osaide, who enumerated voluntary termination of pregnancy (VTOP) and obesity as possible causes of infertility as well as unprotected sex as mainly responsible for the increase in Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), highlighted abstinence, faithfulness to one partner in marriage, proper treatment of all infections, regular exercise, healthy diet as well as avoiding smoking, excessive alcohol and keeping off from all forms of drug abuse as ways of achieving a healthy lifestyle.
in the quest to avoiding ‘the wait’.