Women in Somaliland speak out about their experiences of female genital mutilation. One NGO that is working to eliminate this horrific practice.
E-cigarettes are taking SA by storm, but are they really better than tobacco products? Michelle Solomon talks about her vaping experience.
Former Bhekisisa reporter, Amy Green, explains what the top five forms of contraception on the continent are, and why.
Refugees flee war-torn countries for SA, only to face more heartache and discrimination. Often their only hope lies with civil society.
Ever wondered how journalists report on such horrific stories? Ina Skosana explains the process.
Former detainees tell of being denied chronic medication and contracting diseases like TB while incarcerated in the overcrowded Cape Town facility.
The causal link between Zika and foetal abnormalities has been confirmed.
Many refugees flee their own war-torn countries to find safety in South Africa. But the country is not the safe haven they think it will be.
If you're a young woman, would you take a two-in-one HIV prevention pill? Mia Malan and Kevin Rebe talk PrEP and contraception.
Daily PrEP use can lower your risk of getting HIV from sex by about 90%. Kevin Rebe tells Mia Malan how to use PrEP properly.
Truvada is available in SA's private health sector and is in the process of being expanded to the public sector. Mia Malan talks PrEP with Kevin Rebe.
Ben Brown tells Mia Malan about his experience of using a pill that reduces his chances of HIV infection.
Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan gives tips on how to write health comment pieces without putting your reader to sleep.
TB is not only found in the lungs. You can get TB anywhere in your body, but it is very difficult to diagnose.
About 80% of people have the TB germ inside their bodies, but that doesn't mean they will all develop the disease.
Only half of people with multidrug resistant TB are cured, and patients run a high risk of losing their hearing due to the drugs.