Could birth control pills hinder your pregnancy chances?
The good news is that being on birth control for a long period of time will not hurt your chances of getting pregnant in the future. Birth control pills are made of hormones that keep your eggs from ovulating and make your cervical mucus thicker, in ...
Fox News - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:06

Shelters - Hope for Teen Moms
Long distances most girls in the area walk to school, she explained, could be the reason why they fall pregnant as boys easily lure them. "Some of the boys and men will buy them snacks (jiggies) and sweets and this attracts most girls. The boys know ...
The Herald - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:07

'Perpetrators' of symphysiotomy should be punished, UN says
In observations on Ireland's human rights record, published this morning, the UN's Human Rights Committee also calls for a revision of new abortion legislation and of the Constitution to ensure women who are pregnant as a result of rape, incest or who ...
Irish Times - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:07

Teenage pregnancy prevalence high in Mat South's outposts
After she got pregnant, there were inter–family conflicts as they demanded to know why they engaged in a sexual relationship. She ended her schooling at Grade 3 while her 15–year–old boyfriend only went up to Grade 7, but both had to prematurely end ...
NewsDay - Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:00

Experts urge govt to review policy on maternity leave
Samuel Adeyemi, the Chairman, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, said a new maternity and paternity leave policy was long over-due. “Men in the world have been enjoying paternity leave for quite some time now. “In Africa, fathers ...
Premium Times - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:03

New UN data shows need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation ...
The practice has no health benefits, causes severe pain and has several immediate and long-term health consequences, including prolonged bleeding, infection, infertility and death, according to the UN. Meanwhile, child marriage can lead to a lifetime ...
Islands Business - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:33

As many as 700 million women alive today were child brides
Girls who are married as children are unlikely to continue their education, and are at greater risk of disease, domestic violence and complications from pregnancy. The summit's other focus was the issue of female genital mutilation, which UNICEF says ...
Hamilton Spectator - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:30

Number of child brides 'staggering,' UN agency says
Toronto Star - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:03

Ending child marriage only can lead to progress
Oneindia - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00

India Home to One in Every Three Child Brides in World: United Nations
NDTV - Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:31

Antiretrovirals do not affect pregnancy outcomes, study says
Studies have shown that the use of antiretroviral medications as part of antiretroviral treatment (ART) has significantly prolonged the life expectancy of those diagnosed with HIV. According to data from 200 clinics in Europe, the United States and ...
Daily Digest - Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:02

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