- In South Africa, both medical and surgical abortions are allowed.
- By South African law only a surgical abortion is possible when you’re over 12 weeks pregnant and only a doctor may do it.
- In the second video of a three-part series on abortions, Boitumelo Lewele, a former clinical manager at Marie Stopes South Africa, tells Mohale Moloi how surgical abortions work and what to expect.
- Read the full script here.
Editors note: At the time of interviewing, Boitumelo Lewele was a clinical manager at Marie Stopes South Africa.
Yolanda Mdzeke is a multimedia reporter at Bhekisisa. She graduated with an honours degree in journalism, specialising in broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking, from Rhodes University in 2020.