birth control

Is the rumour mill standing between you and better birth control? Find out.

Nelisiwe Msomi

This implant offers all the protection from unwanted pregnancies with almost none of the clinic visits. So why did many say, ‘thanks, but no thanks’?


Women can now inject themselves with 'the shot' at home

Pontsho Pilane

Could do-it-yourself birth control injections take off in South Africa?


Birth control: Which one's best for you?

Former Bhekisisa reporter, Amy Green, explains what the top five forms of contraception on the continent are, and why.


The world needs midwives, now more than ever

Comment: May 5 is International Midwife Day: a day to acknowledge the vital impact midwives have on maternal health in South Africa.


Expanding contraceptive options for SA's women

Dr Bashir Issak

The long-acting implant contraceptive Jadelle is being made available at 50% of its original price to women in developing countries.