Sierra Leone: "I did not imagine that my parents would want me to go through FGM to get around their economic struggles."

[Plan International] Sierra Leonians are well known for their exuberant celebrations to mark the big occasions in their lives. People love to come together to celebrate momentous events such as anniversaries or achievements. 16-year-old Mary has always loved these parties, especially weddings. "Weddings are lovely because I get to see my cousins and enjoy the music, dancing, and of course all the food."
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Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Fereshteh Ashtari, Roshanak Mehdipour, Vahid Shaygannejad, Nasrin Asgari
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Ruth Dobson, Vilija G. Jokubaitis, Gavin Giovannoni
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
A New York Times analysis shows why some areas of the United States see reopening as long overdue. A study suggests pregnant women are not at increased risk from the virus. The daily death toll in New York falls again.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news
This study reviews the evidence of increase cardiovascular risk in these women. Recent findings Women with preeclampsia are at two-fold higher risk for development of coronary artery disease, stroke and death, and four-fold increased risk of heart failure. Preeclampsia developed in early part of pregnancy confers greater risk than later in pregnancy. Common factors that predispose women to preeclampsia also confer high risk for developing cardiovascular disease include obesity, metabolic abnormalities, dyslipidaemia, insulin resistance, heightened inflammatory responses, hypercoagulable states and endothelia dysfunction...
Source: Current Opinion in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: HYPERTENSION: Edited by Hector O. Ventura and Carl J. Lavie Source Type: research
Conclusion: Early diagnosis and direct surgery for excision of hemangioblastoma is a good option during pregnancy while avoiding CSF diversion procedures. The symptomatic hemangioblastoma during pregnancy can be safely operated during early pregnancy. PMID: 32494398 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
Authors: Karakoc G, Turgal M, Eroglu H, Cakir C, Yavuz A, Yucel A Abstract We aimed to assess whether the second-trimester maternal serum markers could be used for the prediction of labour induction success. This prospective study enrolled women planned labour induction at term. Women were assigned to one of two groups: vaginal prostaglandin or balloon dilatation. All patients were evaluated for Bishop score, maternal serum oestriol, human chorionic gonadotropin and progesterone at the time of second-aneuploidy screening. The total successful rate for induction of labour was 63.9% in both groups. Maternal serum oes...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
In conclusion, Dexamethasone administration affected only the middle cerebral artery pulsatility index before 34 weeks of gestation.IMPACT STATEMENTWhat is already known on this subject? Preterm births account for 75% of neonatal morbidity and pulmonary dysfunction plays an important role on such morbidities. Also, neonates born after an elective CS have significantly higher rates of respiratory morbidity and neonatal intensive care unit admission. Corticosteroids are wildly used to improve neonatal outcome in women who have expected preterm labour and before an elective CS.What do the results of this study add? Dex...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
The objective of the study was to evaluate uterine electrical activity (EA) with EMG methods in pregnant women with complete placenta previa with preterm caesarean section (CS). This prospective study included 78 patients with complete placenta previa who were recorded for uterine EA activity from 32 to 34 weeks of gestation. The clinical and the uterine EMG burst characteristics, that are responsible for contractions, were compared between a preterm CS group (case group, n = 33) and an elective control group (control group, n = 45). The uterine EA burst duration was longer in the case gr...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Authors: Rayis DA, Musa IR, Al-Shafei AI, Moheldein AH, El-Gendy OA, Adam I Abstract A longitudinal study was carried out to investigate the prevalence and risk factors (including haemoglobin levels) for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in Khartoum, Sudan. The study was carried out at Saad Abuelela Hospital (Khartoum, Sudan) during February to November 2017. Pregnant women in early pregnancy (gestational age 10.8 g/dl were at a higher risk of GDM (OR = 2.52, 95% CI = 1.02 - 6.27, p = .044). There is a high prevalence of GDM, especially among women with high haemoglobin levels.I...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
This study used nationally representative data from demographic and health surveys (DHS) in Namibia, Kenya and Sierra Leone. A direct sisterhood method was used to estimate pregnancy-related deaths based on 7 years of recollection. Findings of the study reveal that death during the antenatal period was the commonest time of death in mothers aged 15-19, while death during delivery and two months after delivery were the leading causes of death for mothers aged 20-24. Pregnancy-related deaths were more prevalent among women with no schooling or primary education than their counterparts with secondary and higher education.Impa...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
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