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It’s official: Bhekisisa is going solo
Today, we set out on our own after calling the Mail & Guardian home for more than half a decade.
How this country is beating anti-vaxxers at their own game
One in three French people think vaccines are unsafe. Here's how the country is fighting antivaxxers through social media.
After Echo: ‘Life for young women navigating puberty is gruesome’
We've proven Depo Provera doesn't make it easier to contract HIV. But African women are still left with too few contraceptive choices.
Pregnant? Not on medical aid? You might be footing the bill to bring home...
Women may be paying the price for decades’ old concessions to the medical aid industry.
Why medical aids are putting the price of a safe delivery on some women’s...
When medical schemes and the law count conceiving as a pre-existing condition, pregnant women lose.
Shots, myths & cash: The perilous road to curbing cancer
Before 2011, this country couldn’t screen for cervical cancer let alone prevent it. Since then everything’s changed.
It’s time to get tough on crime … in our maternity wards?
Women – many of them mothers – constitute more than half of the population. What should moms think of before casting their vote?
This is what it’s like to give birth in the world’s most dangerous country...
When a river and several hours of dirt roads stand between you & the nearest hospital, giving birth can be deadly. One nurse is hoping to change that.
This president is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to...
Mali joins the ranks of countries such as Sierra Leone, South Africa & Burkina Faso to provide free healthcare to moms and tots.
This is putting SA’s women in the grave, so what’s the health department doing...
Pregnancy in South Africa is getting safer, but still not safe enough. Here’s what the health department says they’re doing about it.
Inside the illegal abortion market: ‘I nearly touched hell’
Zimbabwe’s tight abortion laws aren’t curbing demand, they’re driving them underground — and it’s about to get worse.
‘HIV testing was compulsory. If you didn’t test, they wouldn’t treat you’
The struggle to survive pregnancy and death in a land of plenty and poverty hasn’t changed much in the past five years — there are lives to prove it.
A changing birth: What’s behind SA’s skyrocketing c-section rates?
Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives?
Why science could finally be close to solving this birth control riddle
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
‘If climate change goes on as is, people will need to be relocated –...
Few governments are prepared to care for the people forced to leave their countries as a result of conflict or climate change. Here's why.
Love & other drugs: Men could make all the difference in keeping your...
Men can help to prevent new HIV infections by showing up for their partners. Here’s how: