Today marks International Day of The Midwife where the efforts of midwives globally are recognised for the care they provide to mothers and newborns. This year’s event has the theme, follow the data: Invest in midwives.
The theme is in line with the launch of the 2021 State of the World's Midwifery Report, co-led by The United Nations Population Fund, The World Health Organisation and The International Confederation of Midwives. The report is packed full of the most current data and evidence on the impact of midwives on maternal and newborn health outcomes and the return on investment of midwives.
The consultant asked whether he had been using condoms. To my utter horror, the man said that his decision as to whether he used protection depended on the name of the sexual partner. Girls with two "a’s" in their name, prompted him to use a condom, whereas others didn't. He was also convinced that, unless he ejaculated, he was immune to catching a STI.