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Gynaecologist: Family planning not abortion

A gynaecologist, Dr Aminu Magaji, has said that family planning is not abortion as being erroneously claimed in some religious circles, stressing that it is aimed at protecting the woman against many hazards.

Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo’s lawless east

Sexual and ethnic violence are alarmingly on the rise in Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, spawning a humanitarian catastrophe with millions forced to flee their homes.

Cervical cancer: Gynaecologist urges young girls to take vaccination early in life

Dr. Maxwell Odiegwu, a gynaecologist, on Monday advised young girls to embrace vaccination against cervical cancer early in life.

Kenyan governor finds 12 dead babies in hospital during surprise visit

A surprise visit by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, to a hospital in the Kenyan Capital on Monday, led to the discovery of 12 dead babies hidden in cardboard boxes in apparent negligence.

Doctor explains reason for high number of caesarean deliveries

An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Olawale Oba, has said that low acceptance of instrumental delivery techniques often leads to the increase of caesarean delivery.

Governor Ortom has failed Benue people – PDP aspirant

Dr. Stephen Hwande, a PDP governorship aspirant in Benue State, has said that the incumbent Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, has not justified the confidence reposed in him by the electorate in 2015.

Physician: Old age, major cause of back ache

Dr Solomon Anoti, a Gynaecologist in a private hospital, Gudu in Abuja, on Tuesday, said that old age could be major cause of back pain.

Aisha Buhari takes fight against child mortality to private sector

The Wife of Nigerian President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has taken the battle against scourge of maternal and child mortality to the private sector.

Kinshasa disputes estimates of displaced people in DR Congo

Around 230 000 people have been driven from their homes in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government estimated on Friday, a vastly different figure from the reports of humanitarian groups in the conflict-torn country.

Female genital mutilation a disaster – expert

Dr Chris Agboghoroma, Chief Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, National Hospital, Abuja on Thursday described Female Genital Mutilation as a disaster.

Prolonged labour can cause VVF – Obstetrician

Dr. Sukurat Okesina, a Consultant obstetrician and Gynecologist at Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin, has advised women to avoid prolonged labour beyond 12 hours to prevent complication that may cause Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF).

Minister Isaac Adewole inaugurates National Advocates for Health

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday, inaugurated a group of eminent Nigerians as National Advocates for Health (NAH).

Abortion advertisement lands gynaecologist in trouble

German Gynaecologist, Kristina Haenel, was fined $7,150 by a court in that country on Friday, after being found guilty of “advertising” abortion by providing information about the procedure on her website.

LASUTH seeks partnership to reduce IVF cost

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, has appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to support governments to achieve cheaper cost of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) popularly known as (IVF).

Cervical cancer cases hit 15m by 2020 – expert

Dr Francis Ajang, A Consultant Gynaecologist with the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), has hinted of global new cervical cancer cases reaching 15 million cases annually by 2020.

Fibroid, rare contributor to infertility – Gynaecologist

Dr. Chinedu Agunna, an Abuja-based Gynaecologist, on Wednesday said fibroid does not contribute to infertility in women.

Gynaecologist lists causes of premature birth

Dr. Chris Abumchi, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, says violence among couples can predispose pregnant women to preterm births.

Cardiologist advocates donation of human organs to save lives

Dr. Kola Olawale, a cardiologist, has pleaded with Nigerians to donate human organs to save the lives of the sick in need of such organs.

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