52Authors: Opeyemi Adeyemi

Opeyemi Adeyemi - alumna author

Meet Opeyemi Adeyemi, Nigerian alumna and a Medical Doctor currently working in the Accident and Emergency Unit of a government hospital in Ogun State, Nigeria.

Opeyemi Adeyemi - alumna author book

Shortly after graduating from medical school in Ukraine, 'Yemi obtained a Masters’ degree in Public Health (2013) from the University of Glamorgan  - and so started her keen interest in health promotion. However , she still wasn't sure of the area that she wanted to focus on. 

"It was during my National Youth Service in Ibadan, where I was posted to a township medical centre in a rural community that I was exposed to the horrors of period poverty and the lack of information on sexual and reproductive health. I tried to promote healthy practices amongst the young girls, teaching them all they should know and this gave birth to my book ‘I'm A Lady Now: Your Passbook to Womanhood’."

The book is relatable, simplified and has colourful illustrations that is centred around an African girl on her journey through puberty. It covers essential topics such as: breast examination, menstruation, menstrual hygiene, vaginal discharge, sexual molestation, sexually transmitted diseases and much more. 

Asides from the book,  'Yemi runs a Brave Girls Club where teenagers are given extensive sex education and free sanitary pad. As of February 2019,  the club has reached out to over 2,000 girls.

More about 'Yemi, including information about the Yemi Adeyemi Foundation, within her Alumni Authors listing.

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