Dear Tisa, you have a point but we’ve got a reason to be wary.
Until two years ago, it was Sibonelo Gumede’s job to help developers get rid of people who used drugs in neighbourhoods. Then his life changed.
Turns out it takes a village to raise a child but also to protect them.
Anna Dahlqvist reflects on a short history of a messy 'problem', or how the world taught you to fear your period.
Letting doctors know what type of end-of-life care you’re comfortable with results in a more dignified death and lower hospital costs.
When we got our independence, we did not ask ourselves what kind of ethics this new country needed. SA’s health ombud reflects on his first big case.
Go inside this unspoken ethical dilemma South African doctors face every day.
SA has a chance to lead the world in realising Madiba’s dream this September as the United Nations convenes its first high level meeting on TB.
Read what Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has up his sleeve for your medical aid.
When religion trumps science in medicine, women's bodies and Constitutional rights may be caught in the crossfire.
Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.
As it stands, the policy may be woolly and imprecise but its promise is too bold to ignore.
Provincial medicine shortages may be just the beginning.
Public health systems are driven by nurses. Yet, they have little authority.
It's World TB Day. Here's why human rights and TB responses go hand in hand.
Both Life Esidimeni and Listeriosis exposed leadership cracks in our public health system. Are political leaders held accountable for their actions?
When it comes to weaving a good yarn, the devil really is in the detail.
Gender activists are outraged by the former finance minister’s side comments on government grants during his budget speech.
Want to advocate for your uterus? Here are six ways you can do it.
Draft guidelines will look to balance a doctor or nurse's right recuse themselves from performing abortions with a person's right to choose.
HIV-positive people who have very low levels of HIV in their blood can’t sexually transmit the virus. Here’s what it means for you & SA.
For survivors, any hope of justice depends on the presence of doctors and forensic nurses. The catch? These are few and far between.
A vaginal ring could one day offer women dual protection against HIV infection and unwanted pregnancies. Unless this happens.
He is a father, husband and businessman but the one thing that defined his social existence also taught his daughter an important lesson.
At least 141 mental health patients. As officials take the stand as part of arbitration hearings, a disturbing thread runs through their testimonies.
In a new book, Redi Tlhabi reveals the woman behind the pseudonym and the price she paid for pursuing justice after accusing Jacob Zuma of rape.
Making sex work safer can lead to less HIV infections and gender-based violence, studies have shown.
One in two people living with HIV still aren’t on treatment, could DIY testing be the solution?
It’s time that evidence, not stigma, drive SA’s drug policies.
Sex workers in South Africa want their profession decriminalised, a view supported by many medical professionals and civil society organisations.
The Constitutional Court has legalised the personal use of pot. Take a look at the future medical marijuana in this piece from our archives.
Reusable pads are cheaper and better for the environment, but are you willing to try them?
Bleeding every month is a costly affair. Pads and tampons cost a person R40 000 in their lifetime. Here's a way to get round the price.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.