pregnancy

Only half of clinics and hospitals in this country meet basic hygiene standards

Mercy Masoo

What if your doctor couldn’t even wash her hands before examining you?


‘HIV testing was compulsory. If you didn’t test, they wouldn’t treat you’

Shenilla Mohamed

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.


This map tells you which districts have the country's highest c-section rates

Laura Grant, Media Hack

Some districts report Caesarean rates of 40%, which is much higher than the 26% national average for public hospitals.


Did she abandon her baby?

Laura Yeatman

Statistics speak of numbers but they leave stories untold and questions abound


Let us be childless by choice

Tsidiso Tolla

Society must stay out of young women’s decision whether to have babies or not.