The products themselves could be dangerous and are likely to encourage high-risk sexual behaviour.
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Finally capping its own medics, the country must now retain them and coax them into rural areas.
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Left with little choice, many women turn to illegal abortionists to terminate their pregnancies.
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New, never before conducted research reveals the road rape survivors and police walk to justice denied.
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.