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LET’S TALK ABOUT CERVICAL CANCER

Cervical cancer is common in women all over the world, and Nigeria is not an exemption. However, cervical cancer can actually be prevented, detected early, and when it is detected early enough, it can be cured.  We'll talk about the risk factors for cervical cancer, the symptoms it causes, the treatment, and then prevention.

Before we continue, let’s break the big medical jargons, a cancer is an abnormal, uncontrolled growth of cells in the body which can spread to other parts of the body and cause harm, however, some types of abnormal growths in the body do not spread to other parts and …

25 Oct, 2016

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Cancer , cervical cancer , women

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COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION FOR ADOLESCENTS: A PARENT'S GUIDE

What is sex education?

Sex education is an instruction on issues relating to human sexuality, including emotional relations and responsibilities, human sexual anatomy, sexual activity, sexual reproduction, the age of consent, reproductive health, reproductive rights, safe sex, pregnancy prevention and sexual abstinence.

 

Who is an adolescent?

WHO identifies adolescence as the period of human growth and development that occurs after childhood and before adulthood, from ages 10 to19. It represents one of the critical transitions in the life span and is characterized by a tremendous …

10 Oct, 2016

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SEX EDUCATION. REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH , ADOLESCENT , HEALTH MATTERS , DR JULZ , DKT INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA

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CONTRACEPTIVE INJECTION

What is sex education?

Sex education is an instruction on issues relating to human sexuality, including emotional relations and responsibilities, human sexual anatomy, sexual activity, sexual reproduction, the age of consent, reproductive health, reproductive rights, safe sex, pregnancy prevention and sexual abstinence.

 

Who is an adolescent?

WHO identifies adolescence as the period of human growth and development that occurs after childhood and before adulthood, from ages 10 to19. It represents one of the critical transitions in the life span and is characterized by a tremendous …

04 Oct, 2016

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HEALTH MATTERS , DKT INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA , CONTRACEPTIVES , DR JULZ , NIGERIA INFO F.M

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DAILY CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS –WEEK 3 TOPIC

What are daily contraceptive pills?

It is a safe, low-dose and effective way to prevent pregnancy. It involves taking one tablet daily at around the same time. A good example is Levofem. These pills contain two different types of female hormones, Most contraceptive pills have 28 tablets, for example, Levofem has 21 tablets which have the two hormones- Levonorgestrel 0.15mg & ethinylestradiol 0.03mg and 7 tablets which contain Ferrous Fumarate 75mg and helps reduce anaemia during your period. So each pack has a total of 28 tablets, which means you get one month cover from unwanted pregnancy. …

19 Sep, 2016

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Health Matters , DKT Int'l Nigeria , Dr Julz

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MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CONTRACEPTIVES – (Week 2)

Contraceptives make you gain weight

Contraceptives cause infertility

Emergency Pills can be used for abortion or they work by causing abortion

You don't need to be on birth control if you're breastfeeding.

Contraceptives encourage promiscuity

Contraception causes birth defects

Using a condom seriously diminishes his pleasure.

Taking pills everyday will make it difficult to get pregnant

Wearing two condoms gives double protection

Oral contraceptive pills will accumulate in your body and cause disease and cancer

The IUD/coil can move around the …

12 Sep, 2016

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Contraceptives , Drjulz , DKT International Nigeria , DKT , Health Matters

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PAINFUL PERIODS

Why do I have periods? A ‘period’ is the term used to describe menstruation - the regular flow of blood from a woman which marks the beginning of a new reproductive cycle in her body. During the cycle, the womb (uterus) prepares to receive a fertilized egg by growing thicker and developing new blood vessels. The uterus is covered or lined with a soft coating called the endometrium, which actually has two layers, called the basal layer and the functional layer; like a grassy lawn with plants which have roots (basal layer) and shoots (functional layer). It becomes thickened in preparation …

12 Sep, 2016

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Painful Periods , Menstruation , Health Matters , Dr.Julz

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DKT international

Tell us about DKT international, DKT Nigeria and what you do?

 

DKT International is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, operating 22 offices in 20 countries and is one of the largest private providers of family planning, HIV prevention and reproductive health products and services in the developing world. DKT Nigeria is one of such country offices and we were established in 2013.  At DKTWe provide family planning access to poor, vulnerable and adolescent populations in slums and hard-to- reach areas including where healthcare providers and facilities are absent. Our …

06 Sep, 2016

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Sickle Cell Disease

Expensive Stuff?

You know how you talk to someone a lot and you feel you know their struggles because s/he shares “everything” with you? Then you listen in on a conversation they are having with some other person and a new piece of information hits you and you go “Really? I never heard that part”? This happened to me recently, with Timi – one of my closest friends and co-founder of CrimsonBow NG, in the ears of thousands of listeners on live radio!

It was CrimsonBow’s interview with Dr. Julz on Nigeria Info 99.3 and Timi was answering a question from the show host when she mentioned that guys often avoid …

30 Aug, 2016

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Sickle Cell Disease , SCD , Health Matters

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Health Matters

Does Your Joint Need Replacing?

Alhaji Shittu (not his real name) shuffles by with his walking stick, his movement made difficult by the excruciating pains he feels in his knees. A sixty- five (65) year old Islamic cleric, his ability to lead prayers has been seriously hampered by his stiff, painful knees.

Augusta is a seventy five (75) year old retiree who fell about two years ago and fractured her arm. Two years on and three surgeries later, her fracture has not healed. The arm flails about. Augusta is unable to carry her precious grandson. Her doctors say her bones are soft from osteoporosis; her fracture is unlikely to …

30 Aug, 2016

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Health Matters , Pain , Health

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Timi Edwin's

Is Love All We Need Part 1 ?

 

Ten little fingers ten little toes

Wonderful smile and turned up nose.

Hot wheel cars and Gi Joes

Such a sweet tike

There’s nothing like

Our heart’s full of joy…

Our little boy!!

-Tammy Zeilberg

26 Aug, 2016

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Tammy's corner , Tammy Zielberg , DrJulz , Health Matters , Baby , Poem

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