India: Rape- Uncle did not father child’s baby – DNA test

Sep 13, 2017 0

Police in India have reopened the case of a 10-year-old girl after forensic tests revealed that her baby’s DNA samples did not match those of her uncle who is charged with raping her. After the Supreme Court denied her permission to abort, she gave birth to a baby girl last month.  The 10-year-old was not aware of her pregnancy. She was told her bulge was because she had a stone in her stomach. She alleges she was raped several times in the past seven months by the uncle. The accused, which is in his 40s, was arrested and is being tried in a special court dealing with crimes against children. ...

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 Rwanda: Teen Pregnancies- Women’s Council to Focus on fighting unwanted pregnancies in 2018

Sep 12, 2017 0

The National Women’s Council’s main focus for 2018 will be fighting unwanted pregnancies among girls in the country. The remarks were made yesterday during the council’s general assembly meeting in Kigali. The meeting was convened to reflect on what was achieved in 2016/2017 as well as looking at the priorities for the remaining part of 2017 and 2018. Aurore Umuhoza, the coordinator of the National Women Council in Kigali said after the meeting that many different things that were planned by the council for 2016/2017 was achieved and where that more efforts were needed were fighting early unwanted pregnancies among the girls. ...

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Nigeria: Oral Sex- Human Papiloma virus found in human throat – Gynecologist Warns

Sep 7, 2017 0

A professor, Adegboyega Fawole of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH, has warned that Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) has been found in the throat of people engaging in oral sex. Mr. Fawole, who is of the Department of Gynaecology, UITH, told the press of Nigeria in Ilorin on Tuesday that HPV, was mostly sexually transmitted. He said that the virus caused almost all cases of cervical cancer and could cause genital warts and anal cancer. ...

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Africa: Adolescents Lead in HIV Infection Rate

Sep 5, 2017 0

An adolescent is the only age group where HIV rates are increasing faster in Africa, according to medical experts. HIV and full-blown Aids is also the biggest killer of adolescents in the continent, they said ahead of a regional conference starting here today (Monday) on how to protect children from HIV. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by next year at least 1.8 million children will be on treatment from the sexually transmitted disease by next year. For Tanzania, recent statistics by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation (EGPAF) indicate that out of the 1.4 million people living with HIV, 91,000 of them were children aged O to 14 years. ...

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 India rape victim, 13, seeks court approval for abortion

Aug 29, 2017 0

The parents of a pregnant 13-year-old rape victim from the Indian city of Mumbai have gone to the Supreme Court seeking permission to abort her baby.  The girl is 30 weeks pregnant. Indian law allows terminations after 20 weeks only if the mother’s life is in danger.  The pregnancy was discovered after her parents took her to a doctor to seek treatment for obesity.  The girl alleges she was raped by her father’s colleague, who has been arrested. Her case comes just days after a 10-year-old, also a rape victim, gave birth to a baby girl in the northern city of Chandigarh. Her plight made global headlines after the court turned down her request for abortion on the grounds that she was too far into her pregnancy. In May, a similar case was reported from the northern town of Haryana where a 10-year-old, allegedly raped by her stepfather, was allowed to abort. None of the girls can be named for legal reasons. The BBC’s Geeta Pandey in Delhi says three... ...

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Colonial Homosexuality Laws in Malawi Distract Fight against HIV and Aids

Aug 22, 2017 0

Rising cases of sexually transmitted infections in prisons have re-ignited the question of whether Malawi should allow condoms use in penal institutions. Personal accounts of inmates who have released from prisons and several research findings are unanimous on the fact that homosexuality is rampant among inmates and consequently responsible for the widespread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A recent screening exercise conducted by the Malawi Prison Services at Chichiri Prison in the commercial city of Blantyre revealed that out of 1880 inmates tested for syphilis, 46 were diagnosed positive. The exercise also revealed that out of the 1,344 inmates screened for HIV, about 100 were diagnosed positive and 62 of them were newly infected. ...

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 Chile abortion: Court approves easing total ban

Aug 22, 2017 0

Chile’s constitutional court has voted to approve a bill to ease the country’s total ban on abortions. It ruled that terminations are justified after rape, if the mother’s life is at risk or if the foetus is not expected to survive the pregnancy.  The law was approved after two years’ debate in the Chilean Congress but had been challenged by conservatives.  Chile had been one of seven Roman Catholic countries with an abortion ban in all circumstances.  They are Chile, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Malta, The Vatican and Dominican Republic. ...

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 Testosterone replacement therapy may help improve urinary, sexual functions: Study

Aug 17, 2017 0

A new study has revealed that long-term testosterone replacement therapy may help improve both sexual and urinary functions as well as quality of life for men suffering from a condition due to deficiency of the hormone. Testosterone is a steroid hormone involved in the regulation of sexual function, urinary health and metabolism as well as a number of other critical functions.  ...

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