Time to Break the Silence on Women's Health Issues in Nigeria

"There is a high burden of reproductive illnesses among Nigerian women but a lot of it hidden because of an unspoken rule of silence.", writes Oludoyinmola Omobolade Ojifinni for The Conversation Africa. "Women should be encouraged to go to clinics for routine checkups even when they're in good health. Routine health checks aren't a widespread practice ... while some people believe they have no need for such services, others are afraid of the possible outcome". Women's experiences include menstrual problems and sexually transmitted infections, delays in conception, pregnancy, and delivery complications and intimate partner violence.

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