Amy Green

Amy Green is a health reporter at the M&G's health journalism centre, Bhekisisa. After graduating from Rhodes with an honours degree in health journalism, she investigated the abuse of the attention deficit disorder drug, Ritalin. The exposé was published on the e-book website Mampoer Shorts. In 2013, she was one of 10 journalists selected for a year-long investigative HIV reporting fellowship with the International Women's Media Foundation. She has an obsession with all things hip-hop and keeps fit with a daily Ashtanga yoga routine.  


[From our archives] Diabetics at risk of TB (and vice versa)

Ina Skosana, Amy Green

A report notes that TB rates sky-rocketed in the 1990s fuelled by the HIV epidemic, and warns of a similar situation with diabetes-related TB.


[From our archives] Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa

Amy Green

South Africa's first national study on the incidence of child sexual abuse reports on the extent of crimes committed against local youth.


Ramadan 2016: How the fast can help your health

Amy Green

Some research suggests that fasting not only has spiritual benefits but physical ones as well.


SA boys more at risk of sexual abuse than girls – study

Amy Green

One in three South African boys have experienced some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime.


It makes cents: Smokers who quit have good reason to switch to vaping

Ina Skosana, Amy Green

Many smokers find quitting impossible, but vaping can reduce tobacco-related harm.


Is codeine Africa's drug of choice?

Amy Green

Common cough, flu and pain medicines can be addictive. Codeine addiction is an increasingly well-known problem in South Africa.


Cruel dilemma: To terminate or not to terminate

Amy Green

The joy of motherhood is killed by a moral and ethical dilemma when doctors advise termination of a pregnancy.


Pregnant? Five things to think twice about before taking

Amy Green

Seemingly safe substances like aspirin could harm your unborn baby.


The five best contraceptives backed by science

Amy Green

The right choice of contraceptive is crucial. Science can help you to choose one that's right for you.


Women in Africa least likely to use contraception

Amy Green

Only one out of three married women and sexually active teenage girls on the continent use contraception.