Contraceptives: South Africans are still out of the loop

Human error and scant access to preventative measures continue to cause unintended pregnancies, many of which lead to abortion.

Bhekisisa on the cutting edge in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga-based journalists discovered a new circumcision device, called PrePex, at a Bhekisisa media training event on Monday.

[From our archives] Placenta pie – benefits not cut and dry

The growing fad of eating one's own placenta after giving birth has hit SA. But experts say there is no proof the practice is beneficial - or safe.

‘Health’ and ‘care’ play second fiddle to Free State bullying

The Free State health department has come under fire for a number of reasons. Bhekisisa visited the province ahead of elections to find out more.

It’s no breeze to explain birds ‘n bees

The HPV vaccine roll-out is prompting parents to rethink how they talk to children about sex.

Drug trove expiring in clinic fiasco

Rent arrears have shut a clinic's doors – just 500m from the Free State health MEC's office.

Teenage mums need support, not censure

Stigma can ruin the lives of young mothers, but there is support available that can keep their futures bright.

New TB drug regimen on the horizon

Patients with drug resistant TB could benefit from a new drug regimen, which will be tested in clinical trials this year.

Controversial Messina doctor’s medical licence revoked

Almost a year after the first complaints were filed with the HPCSA about Dr Dube, the Limpopo doctor's medical licence has been stripped.

Life’s precipice puts addiction into perspective

Three drug addicts tell their stories of devastation, desperation and, finally, the long road to recovery.