A recent and ongoing patient encounter that I have is very inspiring. She is a patient who has an acquired severe heart disease. She has been on follow-up in the heart clinic for over 7 years.Despite being discouraged from getting pregnant, she indeed presented with pregnancy at 7 weeks with features of the heart problem more aggravated into a stroke. She could not speak nor walk.
Permanent contraception is also referred to as sterilization. As the name implies, it is a permanent form of birth control. It is suitable for couples who harbor no future desires for more children, and is also recommended in individuals with certain medical conditions where pregnancy is ill advised
Teenage pregnancy is defined as a pregnancy which ends when the female is still under the age of 20 years. It is important to realise that girls are capable of becoming pregnant as soon as they get to puberty.Some 12 to 13 year olds have become pregnant even before their first period! The rates of teenage pregnancies vary in different countries, but over 90 percent occur in developing countries.
The Christmas and New Year festivities are now behind us. We are now back to the hustle and bustle of life, with great optimism for 2017. Not to be left behind is our kids, who are back to school this week after a well-deserved break. We have a duty to support our children’s educational endeavors, and strive to keep them in the best of health.