What Every Woman Should Know About Cervical Cancer

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With over 14,000 cases recorded annually, cervical cancer is the second leading type of cancer affecting females in Nigeria. This is because it’s easy to contract through multiple sources even though it’s also highly preventable. The challenge is that many people do not know they have contracted it and end up passing on the virus responsible for it. We believe that the more people are made aware of the disease … Read More

5 Common Sexual Health Issues Men Face

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For men, discussing sexual health issues might be an uphill task because any indication of a challenge in this regard is usually considered to be an indictment of his masculinity. However, this shouldn’t be the case. In addition, sexual health issues can be a sore spot for men in relationships whose situations will largely impact on their partners. For instance, 15 percent of couples are deemed to be infertile and … Read More

5 Medical Tests You Should Have Before Marriage

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So you’ve found the one you’re ready to take the next step with. Congratulations, there’s nothing we love more than love. Since you’re getting married, your future decisions will now be taken for two and you have to take you and your partner’s health seriously but, this isn’t always the case because the euphoria of starting a new life might make you head straight on without considering some sexual and … Read More

Dating With HIV/AIDS

Can a person with HIV/AIDS enjoy a happy love life? Absolutely! At Avon HMO, we believe that everyone deserves to experience the best that life has to offer, even when it comes to matters of the heart. Your HIV status shouldn’t be a deterrent to this, and with the right information at your disposal, you can enjoy life’s precious love moments too – dating, marriage and beautiful babies included. To … Read More

Below the Belt: Undescended Testes

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Such joy it brings when a child is born! All children are a blessing however we cannot deny the patriarchal value our society places on male children. Fathers understandably want the family name to live on for another generation, but this may not be possible if the young son is himself unable to have children. Reproductive health is a topic we are uncomfortable discussing and is certainly the last thing … Read More

The Man’s Guide to Reproductive Health

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When it comes to reproductive health, women are more associated with the issue than men. It is quite understandable considering mothers are the ‘face‘ of parenthood, but we shouldn’t forget that men also play an important role. It takes two to tango, after all. So, what do we mean by reproductive health? It encompasses much more than fertility and conception. According to the World Health Organisation, reproductive health focuses on … Read More