“I was still barely dressed and on the bed when the first gynaecologist started to teach the second gynaecologist. I was obviously very uncomfortable with what was going on, but he still continued”.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a hormonal disorder that is common in women of childbearing age. PCOS has different side effects, varying from obesity, to irregular periods, fatigue and so many other symptoms. Here are a few things many women with PCOS can definitely relate to. 1. Always needing a tweezer. Hirsutism is a common […]
For PCOS awareness month, we talk to Doctor Opeyemi , a medical doctor, graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, social activist, sexual and reproductive rights advocate, a healthcare manager and administrator who has been practicing for three years. 1) What PCOS stands for PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is called a syndrome because there […]
September is Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) awareness month, and after our interview with ten Nigerian women on what it is like living with PCOS, we interview Karina, a Nigerian woman that has had PCOS for eight years. Can you tell us something about you? My name is Karina, and I am a 26-year-old project engineer. How did […]
Weight gain, lack of available testing, and dismissal of concerns. These are a few things that come with living with PCOS in Nigeria.
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