The importance of children for African people has been prioritised above many other reasons for marriage. Besides the fact that every childless marriage has only a slim chance of survival, women are the main objects of this pressure.
And as a result of the statement ‘Woman’s glory is crowned in childbirth‘ pressurises African women to go to great lengths to conceive a child of their own perhaps as in the case of broadcaster Nana Yaa Brefo.
According to Nana Yaa Brefo who was sharing her 17 years journey in life without a womb as a result of the negligence of a doctor postulated that a woman who can’t give birth is just like a man, ceteris paribus.
“Do you know that as I sit here, I am like you, there is no difference between you the man and me sitting here. What makes me a woman is missing, I have no womb…yes, I have had to live without a womb for 13 years…,” Nana Yaa Brefo tearfully said.
She furthered that a woman’s pride especially the one who is married is to have her own child. So, a woman’s inability to have a child because of an absence of womb is no different from a man in real life.