reproductive health

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.


Irish citizens prepare to vote on abortion laws

Arielle Schwartz

Irish health minister Simon Harris says he has faith that Irish citizens will pass the referendum


Why it could cost less than R120 per year to save a life

Alex Ezeh, Ann Starrs

Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.


Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?

Nelisiwe Msomi

"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”


Abortion in South Africa: A reporting guide for journalists

Bhekisisa team

Bhekisisa's new manual provides handy information on abortion data in South Africa, how procedures work and what the law says.