How Nigerians can preserve their fertility, by expert
A fertility expert, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has stressed the need to educate Nigerians right from the primary school on how to retain their fertility.
Aisha Buhari urges Africans to stop stigmatising infertile women
First Lady Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has urged Africans to change their perception of women’s infertility as an abnormal condition and also desist from attaching a stigma to women having the condition.
Why people who eat home-cooked meals less likely to develop cancer, infertility
A new study suggests that making your own meals protects you from toxic ‘forever chemicals’ linked to reproductive and immunity problems and cancer. Scientists at the Silent Spring Institute found that people who ate home-cooked meals more often had fewer of these chemicals, known as PFAS, in their bodies.
‘We discovered a lot of women don’t want to get pregnant in time because they want to build their career’
Infertility generally is the inability of a couple to achieve a conception after one-year of unprotected sexual intercourse, and of course that has to do with regular sexual intercourse.
Psycho-social burdens of infertility
Reproduction is regarded as a basic function of life. Inability to reproduce, also known as infertility, is a widespread problem in our today’s societies, given that the population suffering...
Endometriosis: Understanding unexplained infertility
For couples, when it takes longer than usual to get pregnant, the first thing you want to know is why. So you go to the doctor and run all series of tests, to researching family medical history to physical examinations and everything else in between—and still nothing. What exactly is the problem then? About 30…
Bariatric surgery prevents cancer, infertility, hypertension, others, improves lifespan
With the rising numbers of non-communicable diseases in the world, especially Nigeria, medical experts have stressed the need to embrace Bariatric surgery to prevent the adverse effects of these diseases on human lives, which sometime leads to preventable death. The team of medical experts from Euracare Multi-Specialist Hospital, Lagos, which comprises Bariatric surgeon and anesthesiologist,…
How climate change causes infertility
Climate change could pose a major threat to male fertility scientists have warned, as heatwaves cause serious and long-lasting damage to sperm.A study exposed beetles to artificial heatwaves and discovered increased temperatures are responsible for significant drops in male fertility.
Myth Vs Truth: Age And Fertility
Over time there has been varying school of thoughts, facts and myths about fertility for both men and women alike. The trick question here is if age directly affects fertility in men and women? And as for men, age matters too. Sorry to burst your bubble guys. While fertility declines earlier in women, a man’s ability…
Ending stigma against infertility, IVF in Africa
To break the stigma surrounding infertility and IVF in Africa, Merck Foundation and Africa Fertility Society (AFS) yesterday, in Nairobi, Kenya trained top science and health journalists from 15 Africa countries on infertility and Associated Reproductive Techniques (ART) including In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). According to the Foundation, the training programme is part of community awareness…
Merck Foundation plans first media training to break stigma around infertility in Africa
As part of efforts to break the stigma associated with infertility in Africa, Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany plans to train top science and health journalists from 15 Africa countries on infertility and Associated Reproductive Techniques (ART) including In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). The journalists from various African countries like Kenya,…
80% of hair products linked to cancer, infertility, obesity
Nearly 80 percent of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity, new research suggests. Up to 78 percent of relaxers, which are used to permanently straighten hair, contain hormone-disrupting chemicals, known as parabens, a United States (US) study found. Past studies suggest parabens, which are used as preservatives,…