FALZ- Child of the world (Stop Rape)

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Falz is out with a new video for the tune en-titled ‘Child Of The World’. ‘Child Of The World’ is taken from the 3rd Solo Studio album by FalzTheBahdGuy.

The moving visuals is directed by Kemi Adetiba.

Child of the World features Toyin Abraham as one of the main characters.

What’s most important about the song and visuals is the message – Sexual Abuse and Suicide.

These are two major concerns in our society today and who better pass the message on through music and visual story telling than – Falz and Kemi Adetiba. 27

Watch and Enjoy!

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Why are women & young girls refusing to get Tested for STD’s

Hey C-U readers, I hope you are enjoying your day so far and this week is bringing you joy and happiness, I thought I would share some knowledge today,  as you can guess from the title “Why women & young ladies refusing to get tested for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD’s)”.

So I was reading a few articles this week, as I always do but this time around it was young women and girls on issues about not getting tested for STD’s, which I would say hit home for me and maybe a few of you also, who are sexually active with their partner

STD is a scary thing to talk about especially at a young age, you never think about it, let alone ask yourself Why should I even bother getting tested right? well wrong,  Speaking to a friend or your General Practitioner is a great place to start to gain insights to what Sexually transmitted diseases are and to get tested frequently for them, ( sexually active or not) especially in this day and age where the rate of young people having sex has tripled over the years and STD’s also.

survey examined perceptions surrounding sexual health and STDs in groups of young women between the ages of 15 and 24, mothers of young women that age, and primary care doctors, OB/GYN specialists, and other speciality physicians in the sexual health sphere. Questions were based on the topics of sexual activity, sexual health, and knowledge of and screening for STDs.

Medical guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that all sexually active young people under the age of 25 get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea, among other STDs, at least once a year. According to the CDC, young adults make up about half of STD cases, and cases are at an all-time high, with reports from 2016 showing more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

Among many key findings from the survey, it was found that only a little more than half of young women (56%) say they are currently sexually active, and of those, only 56% have been tested for an STD. Sixty-two percent of young women who responded that they are sexually active but have not been tested cited “not feeling at risk” while 55% cited not having any symptoms as reasons for not getting tested. Of the young women who answered as being sexually active, 86% and 88% said they aren’t at risk for chlamydia or gonorrhea, respectively. However, it’s important to remember that many people might not show symptoms of STDs — but that doesn’t make getting tested any less important. In fact, if you’re sexually active, it’s still just as important to get tested annually even if you appear to be asymptomatic. Anyone can get an STD, no matter who they are.

Results from the study also showed that one in four (24%) primary care doctors say they feel uncomfortable discussing STD and STI risk with female patients. In addition, one in three doctors solely relies on symptoms to diagnose an STD. However, the CDC guidelines note that “STDs do not always cause symptoms, so it is possible to have an infection and not know it.” However, the study found that one in four physicians will still disregard the screening guidelines if a patient appears to be asymptomatic.

The study highlights how stigma and a lack of open, healthy communication between young women and their parents and doctors have potentially allowed STD rates to skyrocket. It’s clear that many young women and young people may not know how to discuss a topic that’s so sensitive, which makes it all the more important for doctors to be initiating discussions about sexual health and STDs. It’s also extremely important to know where to find sexual health resources, and where to go get tested if you’re looking for a non-judgmental and stigma-free environment.

The most important thing to remember is that it’s not shameful to have questions or concerns about your sexual health, and it’s not shameful if you do get an STD. Talking with health care professionals and getting tested can help you understand your body and know how to have the most healthy and safe sex possible when you’re sexually active.

Here are some organisations you can contact about sexually transmitted diseases STD’s

 

 

Sex Education- Why is it not taught in Nigeria

Good day fellow readers, I thought I would do something slightly different I would not usually do on my blog which is talk about refusals of contraceptives to young girls and ladies in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

I have had a few friends and family members who have told me stories when they tried to request for a morning-after pill or even to buy condoms the pharmacists questioned them of their age let and also in most cases refused to sell them the contraceptives.

I would like to start raising awareness on the improvements on contraceptives for young girls and women in Nigeria to be able to receive free contraceptives in their local towns or villages and educate them on the different types of contraceptives and why it is better to allow a young girl buy a packet of condom than to refuse her

In Nigeria, about 85% of women and 95% of men reported knowing a contraceptive method. But just 15% were using it. The unmet needs of women wishing to stop or delay births by not using contraception are 16%.

Researchers placed the fertility rate in Nigeria at 5.7 children per woman, while the sexual and reproductive behaviour of Nigerians show that majority of men and women practice sex before marriage. This has necessitated the government to encourage the use of contraceptives among all sexually active age groups.

According to the Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey, 2013, about 23 percent of teenage girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are either pregnant with their first child or are already mothers, while half of the women between the ages of 25 to 49 years married between 18 to 20 years; thus the need for birth control pills or contraceptive technique to reduce unintended pregnancies, and encourage childbirth spacing.

There’s nothing to suggest that the situation has improved since the 2013 report. This is clear from Nigeria’s continued rates of population growth as well as maternal and infant deaths.

Only 15% of Nigerian women aged 15-49 use contraception for limiting and spacing of birth. A Nigerian woman gives birth to an average of 5.5 children in her lifetime. The country’s annual population growth rate as at 2015 was 2.6%.

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Algeria provides a useful counterpoint. More than half – 57% – of married women are using contraception and a woman will give birth to an average of 3 children in her lifetime. The north African country’s annual population growth rate is 1.89.

So what is Nigeria doing wrong? And how can it be fixed?

I am starting a campaign to educate boys, girls (15 and over) parents and pharmacists on the importance of safe sex and not judging anyone who comes to buy or requests for any form of contraceptive and also been able to provide free contraceptives to communities that are unable to get access to it.

Please all I ask is for you to just support by sharing the article and also

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