“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 […]
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is still largely unspoken about across Nigeria. Many people may have heard about it but a lot of them don’t know what’s true or false about the condition. Here are five myths and facts about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Every woman with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome grows hair in unlikely places. Though a […]
The subject of today’s What She Said is a 23-year-old woman who had an ovarian drilling surgery. She talks about PCOS and how it affected her mental and physical health, how unhelpful the doctor who diagnosed her was, and needing an ovarian drilling. Tell me something about your childhood. Okay, let’s talk about my first […]
As told to Mariam Last month, in a conversation about womanhood, Bee told me she had her uterus taken out. Curious, I asked more questions and here’s what she told me: The doctor found the first cyst during a routine ultrasound. It was 2014, and I was 18 and pregnant. The doctors didn’t know what […]
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.
Today’s story counts the costs of what life is like living with illnesses like fibromyalgia and Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
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