INFERTILITY: Lamentation of stigmatisation against African women
Nkemdili Okeke (not real name) is a secondary school certificate holder who got married in 2011 at the age of 25, to a wealthy businessman in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.
Five years after marriage, she was yet to conceive. She was subjected to dehumanising treatments by her husband’s family.
Nkemdili’s mother-inlaw suddenly became a thorn in her flesh, daily raining abuses on her, calling her all sorts of names, and even accusing her of being a witch that eats up the babies in her womb.
That’s not all.