Calculate Ovulation in 1, 2, 3 easy steps: Correctly and Accurately!!

Ovulation is the release of egg from the ovaries. It is one part of the female menstrual cycle when a mature ovarian de Graaf's follicle which is part of the ovary discharges an egg, also known as an ovum or the oocyte. After ovulation, during the luteal phase, the egg travels down the fallopian tube … Continue reading Calculate Ovulation in 1, 2, 3 easy steps: Correctly and Accurately!!

The silent killer: HYPERTENSION 

Living on this planet can get very tasking and demanding. Everything seems to be on the move! In this part of the world, we now practically live the western lifestyle. Couple that with a lack of awareness (or indifference), to the possible complications of that lifestyle and the stress and pressures of work, school, and … Continue reading The silent killer: HYPERTENSION 

Suicide Spotlight. 

Telling people who show suicidal intentions that they will go to hell after committing suicide, is not a particularly sensible form of dissuasion. Perhaps, the most religious guidance counsellors out there would in fact tell you that nothing drives people closer to suicide than verbal condemnations and/or false prophetic banishment to a world worse than … Continue reading Suicide Spotlight. 

Abortion: Facts you should know.

As a doctor, I get a lot of requests from a large number of women (and men!) to prescribe medication or schedule time for a procedure to terminate pregnancy known as abortion. Due to the increase of unwanted pregnancy among the general population, I am writing this as a public service. Almost 80 million unwanted … Continue reading Abortion: Facts you should know.

10 health boosting facts about masturbation, and why it is good for you!

Recently, I received a message from a lady who's husband has been away from home for a very long time. At the time of his leaving, she had been pregnant and they were not having a lot of sex due to concerns about how it would affect the baby. Her husband travelled before she put … Continue reading 10 health boosting facts about masturbation, and why it is good for you!

Day 2. RESPECT. Cynthia Valerian Raphaels

Love is not all that is need in a healthy relationship. Other factors like trust, fidelity, and respect play equally large roles. Often times people forget those other factors and focus on the rush of the in-love feeling. This can be very damaging as disrespect in a relationship can totally annihilate a person's self-worth,  and … Continue reading Day 2. RESPECT. Cynthia Valerian Raphaels

Dear Doctor,  I missed my period…. Am I pregnant? 

  There are a number of possible reasons for what you're feeling, including the stress and anxiety of not seeing your period, an ectopic pregnancy and hormonal disturbances. I suggest you go to the lab for an ultrasound scan to actually see the contents of your uterus. I feel you want to be pregnant so let's … Continue reading Dear Doctor,  I missed my period…. Am I pregnant? 

Polycystic ovarian syndrome: Causes and Conception options

I dropped my e-mail address in the comment section of a blackberry messenger channel I love as I understand just how bad PCOS may be for some people. The poster mailed me and we talked, and so I was moved to share with other women in similar situations.   So, what is PCOS? It means Polycystic … Continue reading Polycystic ovarian syndrome: Causes and Conception options

Dear Dr Sade. Do I have a problem? I want to love and be loved but……

Hello doctor! I hope this meets you well. Please, I need your opinion on this issue that has been bugging my mind. I am 25yrs old and I have lived alone right from the age of 16yrs, lately I realized that I am a loner searching for love but I am very protective of my … Continue reading Dear Dr Sade. Do I have a problem? I want to love and be loved but……

Nigerians/Lagosians and their (lack of) personal space

To make matters worse, the sweltering heat of the day plus the oppressive humidity was making everyone sweat. I watched a drop of sweat roll off the conductor's hanging forehead and land on the head of the mechanic beside me. I shivered in disgust. Nausea welled up deep within me and I had to choke on a gag.