Sexual health

Teenage pregnancy and challenges to the realisation of sexual and reproductive rights in Nigeria
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Politics and Society Teenage pregnancy and challenges to the realisation of sexual and reproductive rights in Nigeria

High prevalence of adolescent pregnancies is a great concern, both as a health risk and a challenge to the realisation of girls’ sexual and reproductive rights in sub-Saharan countries. By 2030, according to a report by the United Nations Population Fund, there will be 26 million more adolescent girls in the world. The largest absolute national increases in adolescent girls will mostly happen in sub-Saharan African countries, with Nigeria at the top of the list. At least one of every five adolescent girls aged 15 to19 has given birth, according the 2014 Nigerian National Demographic Survey.

African Cultures and the Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Rights
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African identities African Cultures and the Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Culture can be defined as a continuous process of change that gives a community a sense of identity, dignity, continuity, security
and that binds it together. It includes beliefs, art, morals, law, customs and any other capabilities and habits acquired by its people. Traditional values, on the other hand, are attitudes, beliefs and actions that are standards of behaviours by which society expects its members to abide. They guide human behaviour in interpersonal, group and intergroup communications and relationships. Cultural and traditional values influence spheres of social activity such as family life, health, education, wealth distribution, politics and government. In Africa, as elsewhere, values are dynamic and continuously interact with their internal and external environment.

Vagina tightening in Africa
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Lifestyle Vagina tightening in Africa

In a world where ‘small houses’, ‘side chicks’ and second wives are a reality a lot of women are feeling increasing pressure to find that ‘18 year old vagina’ again. Globally treatments have gone to surgical extremes and within the continent vagina tightening is a time old tradition that is growing into a possibly dangerous modern market