3 July

MYTHS VS FACTS ABOUT ALBINISM

Β To celebrate International Albinism Awareness Day 2017, we put out informative flyers to clarify some myths about albinismAlbinism, albinism awareness, #BeyondTheComplexion, OAM Foundation, Onome Akinlolu Majaro foundation, Albinism facts, albinism myths, albino foundation, albino foundation in nigeria, albinism in nigeriaΒ Myth: People living with albinism are less intelligent. πŸ‘ŽβŽ Fact: Albinism has no impact on a person’s intelligence. It only affects the level of melanin in the body. It has nothing to do with the brain. βœ…πŸ‘Model @_iyaloo_

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Myth: Body parts of persons living with albinism make potent charms that can make people rich and successful. βŽπŸ‘Ž Fact: This is not true. It is a myth spread by witchdoctors in order to enrich themselves at the expense of others. βœ…πŸ‘ Model @teejay_ameen

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Myth: Albinism is a curse or a punishment. βŽπŸ‘Ž Fact: Albinism is not a curse; neither is it a punishment. It is a genetic condition that results in a lack or total absence of melanin (pigmentation) in the body. βœ…πŸ‘ Model: @a.z.u.k.a

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Myth: Albinism is contagious βŽπŸ‘Ž Fact: Albinism is not contagious. It is a genetic condition passed on by both parents. Each parent must be a carrier, and both must pass on an albinism gene for someone to be born with the condition. βœ…πŸ‘ Model: @officialejiroemokiniovoAlbinism, albinism awareness, #BeyondTheComplexion, OAM Foundation, Onome Akinlolu Majaro foundation, Albinism facts, albinism myths, albino foundation, albino foundation in nigeria, albinism in nigeria

Myth: Albinism is evil. βŽπŸ‘Ž Fact: People living with albinism are not evil. They are just like everyone else and as such deserve to be treated right. βœ…πŸ‘ Models: @albinorellaΒ @lendingavoiceΒ @okagbareonome

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Myth: People with albinism are sterile. βŽπŸ‘Ž Fact: Persons with albinism are fertile and can have children like other people. βœ…πŸ‘ Model: @iamgaje

Albinism, albinism awareness, #BeyondTheComplexion, OAM Foundation, Onome Akinlolu Majaro foundation, Albinism facts, albinism myths, albino foundation, albino foundation in nigeria, albinism in nigeriaMyth: People with albinism cannot see (well) during the day but see well at night. βŽπŸ‘‡ Fact: People with albinism have eyesight problems due to lack of β€˜melanin’ pigmentation in the retina. They can see during the day and also at night, but they may either be short or long sighted and may need sight aids . βœ…πŸ‘

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Myth: A person may encounter bad luck if they touch the skin of a person with albinism. βŽπŸ‘‡ Fact: There is no bad luck on the skin of people living with albinism. They deserve love, touch and even hugs just like every other person. βœ…πŸ‘

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Myth: People living with albinism are results of inbreeding or incest. βŽπŸ‘‡.

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Myth: People with albinism don’t die, they simply vanish. βŽπŸ‘‡ Fact: All people with albinism die like other pigmented people. There’s no such thing as vanishing βœ…πŸ‘Albinism, albinism awareness, #BeyondTheComplexion, OAM Foundation, Onome Akinlolu Majaro foundation, Albinism facts, albinism myths, albino foundation, albino foundation in nigeria, albinism in nigeria

Myth: The mother of a PWA slept with a white man. βŽπŸ‘‡ Fact: Children born with albinism may look β€˜white’ due to absent or reduced pigmentation but are not necessarily products of cross race sexual relationships. βœ…πŸ‘ Model: @sammie_oramali

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Myth: Salt causes dark spots on PWAs βŽπŸ‘‡ Fact – Sun burns not salt causes the dark spots on the faces of albinos. PWAs please protect your sensitive skin from the harmful rays of the sun βœ…πŸ‘Β Albinism, albinism awareness, #BeyondTheComplexion, OAM Foundation, Onome Akinlolu Majaro foundation, Albinism facts, albinism myths, albino foundation, albino foundation in nigeria, albinism in nigeria

Myth: A person with albinism cannot have dark skinned children.βŽπŸ‘‡ Fact: A person with albinism can give birth to dark skinned children if his/her partner is not a carrier of a similar recessive gene for albinism. The children may be carriers of the recessive gene but it will not be expressed in them. βœ…πŸ‘ Models: @okagbareonomeΒ @lolumajaro

Myth: PWAs don’t take salt. βŽπŸ‘‡ Fact – PWAs can and should take salt moderately, as it helps to regulate water balance,nerve and muscle impulses. βœ…πŸ‘ Model: Oge Obeta

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Myth “orisa”
Meaning small god βŽπŸ‘‡ Fact
PWA’s are human beings and not gods with powers. βœ…πŸ‘ Model:
@ugobella

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Myth: PWAs have red eyes. βŽπŸ‘‡ Fact: Although lighting conditions can allow the blood vessels at the back of the eye to be seen, which can cause the eyes to look reddish in pictures, most people with albinism have hazel or brown eyes βœ…πŸ‘ Model: @ugogilibert

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