A medical professor has warned women against the use of local herbs to tighten their private parts.
Prof. Sunday Adeoye
Prof. Sunday Adeoye is the Medical Director (MD) of the National Obstetric Fistula Centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State has warned women to stop putting foreign materials in their v*gina in order to tighten it as it could lead to serious consequences.
Speaking in an interview with The Independent’s Chijioke Agwu, the expert gave insight on Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) which affects many women today causing them discomfort in their private parts.
VVF is an abnormal fistulous tract extending between the bladder (or vesico) and the vagina that allows the continuous involuntary discharge of urine into the vaginal vault. Adeoye said the VVF surgeries are completely free, including the ureteric and sling operations for women.
“After women with VVF are repaired, some of them cannot control the urine even when the fistula has been closed and what we want is a woman who is dry, not just closing the fistula. Closing the fistula is one thing, but making the woman dry is another thing, so that’s why we have to incorporate some of these sling procedures into what we do so that the woman could be dry. All the treatments are free.” Adeoye revealed.
He added: “we have seen some that put different kinds of substances such as herbs, Alum among other dangerous chemicals to tighten the vagina, but it ends up burning the vagina, giving them VVF and blocking the vagina following the occurrence of fibrosis.
The fibrosis leaves scares on the v*gina and the extent of the damage might be mild, moderate or severe depending on the extent of corrosion produced by the chemical inside the vagina.
So, my advice is simple, there is no need introducing such chemicals inside your v*gina to tighten it, because the outcome may be worse than what you bargained for.”
Speaking on the challenges Adeoye added: “our major challenge is staffing. You can see we started as a fistula repair hospital, but with what I told you, we now engage in a lot of highly specialised services. You need more staff to be able to produce more result. The number of staff we have has not significantly changed from what we had some years ago, though our services have increased.
We have one theatre where we have been doing all these surgeries, but now we are going to have four theatres, that show clearly we need people to man these theatres.
Having those theatres means that you are going to do more, if you don’t have increased staff to man four theatres, it is going to be a problem, so that is a significant challenge.
Also, funding is a challenge anywhere and it is a challenge also to the hospital. Our services are predominately free, but if at the end of the day you can’t pay your electricity bill, among other bills, they won’t listen to any story of your services being free because they have their own mandate to carry out, so these are some of our challenges.”