[LONG READ]: Why do parents abandon their babies?

Thalia Holmes

Women who discard their newborns feel unsupported, often by the very professionals meant to counsel them.

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.

ARV-infused vaginal ring significantly lowers HIV infections

Amy Green

Trials have found that vaginal rings containing an antiretroviral drug could more than halve women's chances of contracting HIV if used consistently.

Letters to the editor: May 29 to June 5 2015


Readers write in about contraceptives, Holocaust education and the danger of essentialising.

Tense debate over ethics of trial on link between HIV, contraception

Joan Koka

Health experts are at loggerheads over research that raises questions about the possible link between the contraceptive injection and HIV.