HIV? Me? No, I am married! (19)

“Eh…do you mean menopause?” “Yes! That’s it! She must be at menopause,” Dike responded. “Or you have infected her with HIV.” I wanted to snap at him. He must know! Why was he pretending? How long was he going to keep up the charade? I controlled my thoughts and tried to keep a straight face.Continue reading “HIV? Me? No, I am married! (19)”

HIV? Me? No, I am married (18)

“Doctor, please tell my husband what is going on.” Nma put her hands together under her chin and sighed. I stared back at her confused for a moment. Could it be that she hadn’t told him her status? Was she seriously expecting me to do this? First her daughter, now her husband. How many moreContinue reading “HIV? Me? No, I am married (18)”

Jaydesse……the new ‘Lady’ in town.

One of the things that freak a few ladies out when we offer hormonal contraception is the thought of not seeing their periods. No periods!! What! Is that even legal? And where will all the blood stay if its not coming out? We gently explain that there is ‘no blood accumulating inside’ them. The contraception thinsContinue reading “Jaydesse……the new ‘Lady’ in town.”

Article as it appeared in the Press and Journal’s YL magazine on April 26. Courtesy of The Press and Journal

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HIV? Me? No, I am married! (13)

  “It’s okay,” I hurried to reassure her. ”Noooo,” she screamed. ”Mum, tell me that’s not true.” ”Its true.” ”How could that be?” Aka asked at us both, bewildered, ”….does it mean…Daddy?” She stopped in confusion. ”I really don’t know,” Nma answered her unspoken question. ”What’s going to happen now?” Aka started crying. ”I knowContinue reading “HIV? Me? No, I am married! (13)”

HIV? Me? No, I am married! (12)

”You knew all this while,” I had exclaimed. ”I bought an HIV testing kit off the internet and the result came back positive.” ”When was this?” ”About a month ago.” ”I see.” But I didn’t see at all. ”So why were you reluctant for me to do the test?” I asked, remembering how he hadContinue reading “HIV? Me? No, I am married! (12)”

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 HygieneContinue reading “A challenge to All Women of Child Bearing Age.”

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).Continue reading “Part 5: A Survivor of Sexual Abuse – Nina Ndubuisi.”

“Understanding Contraception” is Amazon’s Best-seller in three categories!!!

Have you read ”Understanding Contraception”? Hear what others are saying about the new book ”Understanding Contraception: A guide for Black Ladies” Get informed and have a laugh along the way! ”Understanding Contraception” is Amazon’s Bestseller in three categories!!! WOW!! It is such an interesting, easy read and funny book too. I see this book placed inContinue reading ““Understanding Contraception” is Amazon’s Best-seller in three categories!!!”