Health experts are at loggerheads over research that raises questions about the possible link between the contraceptive injection and HIV.
Reusable sanitary towels are cheaper than regular pads and tampons but the state is failing to distribute these to schoolgirls from poor families.
I have given up on the health body. I hope the minister’s investigative team has better luck.
Some women find it hard to leave their abusers for economic and emotional reasons and feel 'stuck' in their situation.
When Demelza Bush was a little girl, she knew she wasn't. And she wasn't a boy either.
SA’s disability allowance eases the financial and emotional burden of people with tuberculosis.
A private-public partnership is gaining ground in the fight against the disease in the city's slums.
State officials have visited Dihlabeng and the Free State health MEC says he will follow suit.
Free State Health MEC Benny Malakoane has accused the M&G of sensationalist reporting, but warned that his department will run out of money this year.
A Medecins Sans Frontieres project in Cape Town finds that sick people prefer being treated at facilities closer to home rather than in hospitals.
Doctors say Dihlabeng hospital doesn't have the medicine and staff to help patients.
Gender activists have welcomed talks between two departments about ways to reduce teenage pregnancies, but no decision has yet been taken.
HIV-positive pregnant women get sound advice from mothers who can empathise.
Women's advocacy groups are lodging a formal complaint against the "coerced" sterilisation of HIV-infected women, saying it defies state policy.
But few will to listen to researchers who refute society’s accepted notion that teenage pregnancy is damaging to the child, mother and society.
Researchers recognise the need to change HIV prevention technologies to suit different lifestyles.
The normalisation of gender discrimination is blamed as the crucial factor that makes women and girls vulnerable to human traffickers.
The petition in question was initiated by the People's Health Movement, not the South African Medical Association or the Rural Doctors Association.
Without good lighting, plants and privacy, the open-plan office can become a threat to the wellbeing of the people working there.
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