HEALTH OF WOMEN AND GIRLS

Theme
The Health of Women and Girls in Ekpoma-Irrua: Reproductive Health and Family Planning Influences, Challenges & Opportunities

Presented by:
ESEOHE VICTORIA UHOMOHASEBHOR, JANE IGUMA-ASAKA, GIFT ADEYEMI, OSASUMWEN ODIGIE
Medical Students, Ambrose Alli University In conjunction with Precious Gems Charity, UK

Locations
  • Irrua, Edo state, Nigeria
  • Ekpoma, Edo state, Nigeria

KEY INFLUENCES

Poverty

Poverty has a major influence on the health of women and girl in my community. Access to family planning education and services is a significant constraint. As a result, women and girls bear the burden of early pregnancies, many children, major financial constraints, and poor living conditions.

KEY CHALLENGES

Poor infrastructure: Dilapidated buildings & bad roads
Health facilities in disrepair, horrible roads, and lack of adequate transportation impact access to health care and family planning for women and girls in the community.
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Poverty can influence poor family planning.

Poor family planning results in multiple early pregnancies, overpopulated settlements, and poor living conditions.

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A health center in a state of disrepair. It lacks equipment, treatment materials, and medical personnel.

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Bad roads prevent easy access to health facilities.

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Lack of Awareness

Many women and girls in the community have no knowledge of family planning methods and no one to teach them.
Increased cases of teenage pregnancy due to lack of awareness of use of contraceptives.

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Fear of Stigmatization
To avoid being judged and seen as indecent, young girls and women refuse to ask questions or talk about family planning and contraception. These topics are seen as a 'taboo'.

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Signs of Hope
The Medvocacy Initiative (TMI) partnering with the Hacey Health Initiative to increase awareness and education on issues relating to reproductive health, rape, and gender-based violence.

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Signs of Hope
The Medvocacy Initiative (TMI) partnering with the Hacey Health Initiative to increase awareness and education on issues relating to reproductive health, rape, and gender-based violence.

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Signs of Hope
A street awareness campaign on the use of contraceptives presented by SCORA-NIMSA.

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ARCHITECTURAL & URBAN FEATURES THAT PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

The Obstetrics Clinic at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH). The Clinic caters to the needs of all women – young and old.

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A Family Planning Clinic available to educate and render competent services to women and girls. Spouses are encouraged to participate as well.

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Strategic location of pharmacies that sell contraceptives. 

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Healthy and happy women and girls equals a healthy and happy society.

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