Transgender Women At High Risk Of Cervical Cancer- Study

A new study has revealed that Transgender women receiving hormonal therapy are at greater risk of developing breast cancer. The study dubbed “Breast Cancer Risk in transgender people receiving hormone treatment” has revealed that there was an increased risk of breast cancer in trans women compared with cisgender men, and a lower risk in trans men compared with cisgender women. In trans women, the risk of breast cancer increased during a relatively short duration of hormone treatment and the characteristics of the breast cancer resembled a more female pattern. Most…

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Zim Female Journalist Nominated For Martial Arts Award

PROMINENT Zimbabwe Journalist, Grace Chirumhanzu has been nominated for the prestigious Annual Sports Awards (ANSA) following her victorios Karate exploits. By Michael Gwarisa Through her Twitter and Facebook accounts, Chirumhanzu said being a women should nor stop any women from dreaming big and achieving greatness. “I have been nominated for the Annual National Sports Awards (ANSA) Sportswoman of the Year. This is alongside amazing sportswomen Kudakwashe Memory Chiwandire, a fellow karateka and Chess Queen Paidaishe Zengeni. The Awards dinner is on March 1. “I have always wanted to see how…

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UNAIDS Appoints New Deputy Executive Director of Programme

UNITED Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Shannon Hader as the new Deputy Executive Director of Programme of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. “Shannon is an exceptional leader in AIDS and TB—with extensive experience in improving systems for health,” said UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé. “From Washington DC to Zimbabwe she understands the epidemic and the response needed at the community, country and global levels—her vision and knowledge will be critical for UNAIDS and to ending AIDS by 2030.” Dr…

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TelOne Launches Bulawayo Girls Mentorship Programme

TelOne has launched its Bulawayo Girls Mentorship Programme dubbed “TelOne Queen Makers,” which seeks to support and empower young girls in High School especially those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Bulawayo Correspondent The programme was launched at the TelOne Topyard Depot in Bulawayo and attracted a number of girls from various schools around Bulawayo. In a press statement, TelOne Corporate Communications Head Mrs Melody Harry said the programme is meant to benefit 200 girls country wide. “The year- long TelOne Girls Mentorship programme was launched in Harare last year, in…

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Rape Victims Urged To Visit The Clinic Within 72 Hours

THE Adult Rape Clinic is calling on all victims of rape to seek medical assistance from nearest clinics within 72 hours to avoid pregnancy, HIV infection among other health complications. HealthTimes Reporter Their call comes hot on the heels of numerous reports of rape obtaining around the country as a result of the military and police crackdown on-citizens following last week’s protests. Through their micro-blogging site, Adult Rape Clinic said rape victims do not need to produce a police report to get medical attention at any health institution. “Receiving Medical…

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SA Woman Invents Revolutionary Anti-Rape Gadget For Women

…It Delivers Instant Justice To The Offender RAPE is increasingly developing into an untamed beast the world over with cases of rape continuously being reported daily. By Michael Gwarisa According to global rape statistics, a woman is raped after every 98 seconds in the United States of America while South Africa also has a high rape prevalence rate. Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent. To rid the world of this…

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Chirumhanzu School Records Pregnancy Outbreak

ORTON Drift Secondary School in Chirumhanzu district is grappling with numerous pregnancy cases with indications on the ground showing that 10 girls have confirmed pregnancies while 16 others have already eloped. By Michael Gwarisa in Chirumhanzu Speaking to Journalist on the side-lines of a National Aids Council (NAC) media tour, Chirumhanzu District Aids Coordinator (DAC), Mr Gwatirisa Masara said the lure of money and cars by the gold panners in the community had led to the spike in pregnancies. “There is actually a big problem with regards to the issue…

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Gender Violence Survivors Find Hope In Safe Shelter

THE road leading to Hauna, a fruits and horticulture farming community in Honde Valley in the Eastern Highlands, is one long, winding and treacherous one.   By Michael Gwarisa recently in Hauna Honde Valley Through the mountainous and rugged terrain, the dark tarred road wriggles its way through the countryside from Nyanga, passing through some sloppy curves and escarpments. Owing to the high altitude, the sense of hearing somehow fades midway through the mountains while the light rain showers randomly spit from all directions. In the Banana, Sugarcane and fruit…

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Of Adolescent Mothers and Maternal Complications

ZIMBABWE is still struggling to cope with growing cases of maternal deaths and complications with statistics indicating that young girls aged 10 to 13 being the biggest victims.   By Michael Gwarisa According to the UNFPA National Adolescent Fertility Study of 2016, in Zimbabwe the fertility for adolescent women aged 15-19 years was 115 births per 1,000 women of the same age in 2015. The report also indicated that although fertility  rates  among  women  aged  20  years  and  above  in  Zimbabwe  have  fallen  over  the  last  two  decades,  adolescent  pregnancy …

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TelOne Launches Girls Empowerment Initiative

ZIMBABWE’S telecommunications giant, TelOne has launched TelOne QueenMakers, a year long girls mentorship program aimed at empowering  high school girls with basic life skills.   By Michael Gwarisa The program is also part of TelOne’s corporate social responsibility programs which will see not less than 200 girls from around the country experience a real working environment scenario under the guidance of mentors from various fields of expertise from within TelOne. Speaking at the official launch, TelOne managing Director, Mrs Chipo Mtasa said the program would fo a long way in…

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