Experiences and perceptions of Ghanaian midwives on labour pain and religious beliefs and practices influencing their care of women in labour

Experiences and perceptions of Ghanaian midwives on labour pain and religious beliefs and practices influencing their care of women in labour

Open access Lydia AziatoEmail authorView ORCID ID profile, Hannah Antwi Ohemeng and Cephas N. Omenyo Abstract Background Beliefs surrounding pain during childbirth has biblical foundations that contribute to labour pain being viewed as a natural phenomenon. Contemporary health care promotes evidence-based labour pain management but the faith of the midwife may influence her midwifery practice regarding labour pain management. Therefore this study sought to gain in-depth insight into the experiences and perceptions of midwives regarding labour pain and the religious beliefs and…

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Ghana: Tema Health Directorate adopts measures to improve sexuality education

Ghana: Tema Health Directorate adopts measures to improve sexuality education

Effective community adolescent health clubs, effective school services, effective adolescent focused antenatal and constant and effective stakeholder engagement have resulted in reduced adolescent pregnancy, unsafe abortion, sexually transmitted infections (STIs)/HIV and AIDS and increased family planning acceptance rate. Dr. John B.K.Yabani, Tema Metro Director of Health Services, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Adolescent Health Club of the Tema Metropolis at OLAM Senior High School in Tema. The Club idea, which was conceptualized and…

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Traditional Herbal Medicine and claims of Prostate cancer cure: Is there any Evidence?

Traditional Herbal Medicine and claims of Prostate cancer cure: Is there any Evidence?

By Raphael Nyarkotey Obu Traditional African medicine is a holistic discipline involving indigenous herbalism and African spirituality, typically involving diviners, midwives, and herbalists. Practitioners of traditional African medicine claim to be able to cure various and diverse conditions such as cancers, psychiatric disorders, high blood pressure, cholera, most venereal diseases, epilepsy, asthma, eczema, fever, anxiety, depression, benign prostatic hyperplasia , urinary tract infections, gout, and healing of wounds and burns and even Ebola. As a…

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