Want to advocate for your uterus? Here are six ways you can do it.
Draft guidelines will look to balance a doctor or nurse's right recuse themselves from performing abortions with a person's right to choose.
HIV-positive people who have very low levels of HIV in their blood can’t sexually transmit the virus. Here’s what it means for you & SA.
For survivors, any hope of justice depends on the presence of doctors and forensic nurses. The catch? These are few and far between.
A vaginal ring could one day offer women dual protection against HIV infection and unwanted pregnancies. Unless this happens.
He is a father, husband and businessman but the one thing that defined his social existence also taught his daughter an important lesson.
At least 141 mental health patients. As officials take the stand as part of arbitration hearings, a disturbing thread runs through their testimonies.
In a new book, Redi Tlhabi reveals the woman behind the pseudonym and the price she paid for pursuing justice after accusing Jacob Zuma of rape.
Making sex work safer can lead to less HIV infections and gender-based violence, studies have shown.
One in two people living with HIV still aren’t on treatment, could DIY testing be the solution?
It’s time that evidence, not stigma, drive SA’s drug policies.
Sex workers in South Africa want their profession decriminalised, a view supported by many medical professionals and civil society organisations.
More than three decades ago, HIV activists fought against mandatory testing. Now an old battle is finding new life.
South Africa is now home to more than 90 trained medical mediators, but there’s not much work to go around - yet.
Fikile Mbabalula, Bathabile Dlamini, Mduduzi Manana. They all served in same cabinet - where
two ends of a
vicious circle meet.
In 2016, 60% of women of 15 years or older living with HIV were on treatment. Less than half their male peers could say the same.
It's not right that only black voices in health stories are those patients. Black medical researchers must also be heard in the media space.
Sex workers in the country want their profession to be decriminalised so that they can access health services without being discriminated against.
Human rights and access to healthcare remain paramount in the country's response.
Those most at risk of HIV are still fighting to be heard. But there's a lot we can learn from the fight against HIV.
The only solution to problems created by the "prostitution industry" is to end it, argue opponents as we kick off a two-part debate.
Activists litigated to force government to give HIV-positive people antiretrovirals. Mia Malan talks to Mark Heywood about the political consequences
Drugs have destroyed many lives, but wrongheaded governmental policies have destroyed many more, argue experts.
Why would humanitarian workers support the call to decriminalize sex work? Sometimes bombs, floods aren't the only threats to our patients.
In 2016, Yumna Moosa took to social media to rally young doctors against medicine's culture of bullying. Now, she's not sure she'd do it again.
Aids has taught South Africans why denialism can't be tolerated – whether it comes from Thabo Mbeki or Helen Zille.
HIV activist Mark Heywood tells Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan the president and health minister are direct opposites.
Werksmans Attorneys' Neil Kirby hits back at claims that unscrupulous lawyers are driving doctors out of business.
In a new book, Mark Heywood reflects on love, justice and haunting lessons from the past.
Could the legal profession be behind the droves of gynaecologists leaving their jobs?
As deaths mount, take an inside look at the detectives working around the clock to solve the country’s medical mystery.
Partners and families allegedly drugged women and in some cases even physically restrained them as doctors performed the procedure.
Until now, the national and provincial health departments have not been able to say where services are provided. Here's how we found them.
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.