Another survivor speaks out: Husband Bullying.

Women experience very challenging circumstances and it’s always a pleasure to meet someone who says, “It was tough but I survived!” I met one of such amazing women and she wanted me to share her story to encourage other women who feel unsupported by their partners when they are pregnant. This is her story in […]

Talking Sex in the Afrocarribean Community.

Robert Gordon University (RGU) recently hosted a conference to highlight sexual health amongst the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. Several delegates attended the free event at the university’s Riverside East building on Saturday, April 19. Sponsored by NHS Grampian Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus MCN and African Health Project Waverley Care, the conference boasted an impressive line-up of […]

Afro-Carribean Health Summit -19th April -Aberdeen, UK

A warm invitation to all Afro-Carribeans in UK and abroad to attend a health summit – the first of its kind. It will be a great educational event for all attendees. For Healthcare professionals, this will count towards your Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Its Easter weekend so what better time than this to visit lovely […]

Contraception- to ignore it or tackle it…that is the question!

Its one of those issues that confront women at one time of their lives or another. It just wont go away! Atleast not while sex continues 😉 Many ignore it at their peril. Others barely tolerate it as a necessary evil. Where do you stand? Consider my discussion with Amina below (name changed to protect […]

A challenge to All Women of Child Bearing Age.

I live in UK so as expected, my findings on abortion in black women are based on UK figures. But this news was a confirmation to me that abortion rates are high among black women even in the US! Consider the news below: “Data from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene […]

Part 5: A Survivor of Sexual Abuse – Nina Ndubuisi.

Not all survivors of sexual abuse show their emotions outwardly. On the one hand, some may appear calm and unaffected by the assault; on the other hand, some survivors become hyper-sexual or promiscuous following sexual attacks—sometimes as a way to reassert a measure of control over their sexual relations (I think this is more me). […]

Condoms – do they fail or do you? (4)

”No, it’s okay. I will buy some,” Amina said. ”Just keep a straight face when you get to the shop counter with the condoms,” said Baako. Amina glared at him. ”Just kidding! I will buy some as well,” he said. ”Good! Like I have said in the past, there are other more effective methods of […]

Condoms – do they fail or do you? (3)

”Which one of you is taking up the responsibility to ensure you always have condoms available ?” I asked. (If you havent met Amina and Baako, you can meet them here and here) ”It’s a woman’s job, isnt it?” Baako shrugged. ”What makes it a woman’s job to provide contraception?” I was curious. ”Ask him, […]