‘If government can give us flavoured condoms, it can give us free pads’
Find out which departments need to step up to make free pads a reality for people who menstruate.
Can drug-resistant TB get cured?
Only half of people with multidrug resistant TB are cured, and patients run a high risk of losing their hearing due to the drugs.
Why contraception and the HIV prevention pill go hand in hand
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.
What if you don’t identify as a man or a woman?
Bathrooms, pronouns and growing up in a binary world. Mia Malan speaks to Demelza Bush about being genderqueer.
Non-lung TB, the silent killer
TB is not only found in the lungs. You can get TB anywhere in your body, but it is very difficult to diagnose.
Zika: What you need to know
Where did the Zika virus come from, and just how closely linked to microcephaly is it? SA's National Institute for Communicable Diseases explains all.
TB and diabetes: Are they linked?
Are people with diabetes more likely to get TB? Dr Bart Willems says yes.
[LISTEN] How (not) to clean your vagina
Our Mia Malan speaks to medical doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng about how to stay happy and healthy down there.
Is a safe, legal abortion a human right?
Abortions became legal in South Africa almost three decades ago. Yet we still have plenty of unsafe, illegal abortions. Why? Mia Malan speaks to physician Tlaleng Mofokeng in this podcast.
[PODCAST] X marks the spot: Mapping our way to better health
A small private healthcare clinic on a farm in Delmas is paving the way for better patient care using new data technology.
#LifeEsidimeni: ‘There may still be uncounted bodies in state mortuaries’
The health ombudsman has found 94 mental health patients died because of state negligence. Laura Lopez Gonzalez tells Mia Malan what happened.
Me & My sex life: Is the Mirena right for me?
This is the third podcast in our ‘Me & My’ series with Dr Sindi van Zyl. In this episode Dr Sindi answers all our questions about what contraception is right for you.
Blessers and blessees: Why do we have so many?
Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan asks reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng why older men prey on younger women.
[PODCAST] ‘We’ve failed as clinicians’: This HIV doctor is changing how he treats overweight...
HIV doctor Francois Venter explains why the treatment of obese people reminds him of the bad old days of the HIV epidemic.
[PODCAST] The art of telling stories that empower readers
Read the full podcast transcript here: https://www.scribd.com/document/431697727/PODCAST-SCRIPT-The-Art-of-Telling-Stories-That-Empower-Readers
[LISTEN] Health MEC: ‘#LifeEsidimeni families’ voices were muffled’
New Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa speaks about the Life Esidimeni tragedy that claimed the lives of at least 94 mental health patients.