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Title: Reproductive Health Issues and Incidence of Some Reproductive Tract Infections Among Muslim Women in Purdah in Jos-Nigeria.
Authors: Tanyigna, K.B
Tanyigna, J.K
Aremu, F.
Adisa, J.O
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology
Series/Report no.: Vol.13;No.2; Pp 98-102
Abstract: Candidiasis and Trichomoniasis are the commonest Reproductive Tract Infections (RTIs) amongst women in purdah in the capital city of Jos- Nigeria. Majority of these women (>68%) have primary education as the highest educational qualification and majority of them (>92%) are full time house wives. The study has also revealed that there is a high level (57%) delay in seeking for reproductive health needs , which were only remedied due to persistence of symptoms. This gives us the inference as to the myriad of sequalae that might have resulted in cases of asymptomatic RTIs. The most reproductive health needs of women in purdah are inadequate facilities in clinics/hospitals. This factor as well as other factors such as poor education, unilateral decision making by some men in purdah in matters of reproductive needs, misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the Qu’ran have immensely contributed to the increasing cases of RTIs among these women. These problems can be reduced to the minimum by educating both the men and the women in purdah with the best medium being the radio/television programs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/304
ISBN: 1595-689X
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