Women and matters that concern the female gender are on the front burner of most discussions this week. Why? There have been week-long activities lined up by stakeholders, international organisations and the corporate world to celebrate women who have excelled in life.
However, as the celebration goes on, women must ask themselves one crucial question: do they value themselves especially their health? For instance, only a few women above the age of 40 reading this article have done a mammogram.
Studies have shown that women generally spend more money on cosmetics, shoes and clothes than they do on their health.
Given a choice, it is no exaggeration to say that many Nigerian women would rather spend N30,000 on ‘aso-ebi’ (party cloth) than pay the same amount for a cervical cancer vaccine.