Women's Issues In Guyana


Stella Says…Ladies, take the time to nurture your health

Posted in Health Issues,Stella Says by wiig on May 11, 2006
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Kaieteur News – May 11, 2006

Next week is National Women’s Health Week in the US. I would have never known any such thing existed except that I went searching for news items that would highlight this important subject.

I was recently made very aware of just how different health care can be for women and men. Over the past four years I have suffered from severe pain attacks from a mysterious source. The first time it happened, in September of 2003, I was put through a full battery of tests to determine the cause.

After being put through the wringer (I really hate all those tests), the doctors could not find what was causing my pain and said it had to be something like kidney stones, though they found no reason to believe that was the cause either.

The pain attacks happened about the same time in 2004 and again in 2005, and then it started happening more frequently. Each time the doctors could not find what was causing the pain. I have a high pain tolerance, but this kind of pain was off the Richter scale and absolutely unbearable.   (more…)

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Runaway 13-year-old claims she was gang-raped at gunpoint

Posted in Crimes against Women by wiig on May 10, 2006
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Kaieteur News – May 10, 2006

A 13-year-old girl has told the police that she ran away from home after her mother refused to believe that she was gang-raped three months ago.

The girl, who was reunited with her mother on Monday, revealed the shocking details of how she was gang-raped by three men who had forced her into a car at gunpoint.

Kaieteur News understands that when the teenager, who attends a city secondary school, first told her mother about the incident in March this year, the woman did not pay too much attention to it.

A source told this newspaper that the mother is claiming that since her teenaged daughter was “following bad company,” she was not convinced that the child was telling the truth.

A medical examination revealed that the child is sexually active but it could not determine if she was indeed gang-raped two months ago. (more…)