But few will to listen to researchers who refute society’s accepted notion that teenage pregnancy is damaging to the child, mother and society.
A number of fallacious assumptions undermine the effectiveness of measures to prevent or terminate a pregnancy, writes Catriona Macleod.
Teenage mothers are not 'terrorists' who need to be punished
People need to know more about abortion and contraception
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
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Bhekisisa's latest policy dialogue takes a deep dive into one of the biggest challenges facing SA's HIV response at the 9th Aids conference.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in isiZulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.