Contraceptives

Inside the illegal abortion market: 'I nearly touched hell'

Wendy Muperi

Zimbabwe’s tight abortion laws aren’t curbing demand, they’re driving them underground — and it’s about to get worse.


Why science could finally be close to solving this birth control riddle

Kristen van Schie

We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.


Are strong-armed tactics by Big Pharma behind the country’s birth control shortage?

Pontsho Pilane

An international drug maker may have intentionally muscled out local competition to win the bulk of a national birth control tender.


[LONG READ]: Why do parents abandon their babies?

Thalia Holmes

Women who discard their newborns feel unsupported, often by the very professionals meant to counsel them.


Cruel dilemma: To terminate or not to terminate

Amy Green

The joy of motherhood is killed by a moral and ethical dilemma when doctors advise termination of a pregnancy.