The ability to bear children continues to decide many women's social standing and inheritance.
Forced sterilisations rob African women of more than just motherhood
New, never before conducted research reveals the road rape survivors and police walk to justice denied.
The products themselves could be dangerous and are likely to encourage high-risk sexual behaviour.
As the hearings continue this week, Laura Lopez Gonzalez speaks to Nelisiwe Msomi about the arbitration process.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.