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Gauteng pays after forced sterilisation for HIV-positive woman

The Gauteng health department has agreed to pay almost half-a-million rand to an HIV-positive woman after she was coercively sterilised.


Downside of sex 'enhancers'

There are many off the shelf products, but little is known about them – and their effects.


Is SA ready to turn over a new leaf?

Cannabis may well have beneficial properties, but experts warn that smoking it is still bad for your health.


The boys who lost their manhood

The loss of their penises has ruined the lives of victims of traditional initiation schools in rural South Africa.


'I still have sex, even with HIV'

Two young people speak out about life, and love, and the very real risk of rejection. Ina Skosana speaks to Phindile Sithole-Spong and Jamar Rogers.


Fighting sexual abuse of the mentally disabled

We talk to M&G health editor Mia Malan about a small organisation trying to change the way mentally disabled people are treated in rural Eastern Cape.


Mothers haunted by hospital hell on M&G Newsroom

Bhekisisa reporter Ina Skosana speaks on M&G Newsroom about the shocking story of the Mpumalanga hospital where mothers go to die.


Emergency: Help us help patients

Medical staff speak out in a desperate bid to improve conditions at Baragwanath hospital.

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