U/W: Women of Dorimon Against Male Nurses attending to them

Director of Health for Wa West District

Some rural women within Dorimon in the Upper West Region have called for male nurses to be dropped from rendering them certain services such as injections and child delivery.

According to these women, their culture and tradition kicks against men who are not married to them, touching certain parts of their body as this may result in a taboo which requires either a divorce or a renewal of marriage per the customs and traditions of Dorimon in the Wa West District of Upper West Region.

They called for more women to be engaged in such areas most especially midwifery as they suggested they feel shy sometimes approaching men with some developments such as taking family planning medications an injections.

They concluded by explaining that due to the illiteracy rate and challenge of some women in the community, they find it difficult reading and calculating days with regards to family planning renewals and as a result, the days exceed without returning to the hospital and this results in some women getting pregnant impromptu.

They called on the Ghana Health Service to intervene in order to address the issue.

Source: Opera News Ghana

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