When it comes to family planning and birth control, the burden most often falls on women.
Poor training of nurses may have led to severe reactions to a new contraceptive device.
Gender activists have welcomed talks between two departments about ways to reduce teenage pregnancies, but no decision has yet been taken.
Human error and scant access to preventative measures continue to cause unintended pregnancies, many of which lead to abortion.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has introduced a new contraceptive implant, which is active for three years, and is available at clinics from June.
Philippine Catholic leaders are standing firm against contraception, abortion and gay marriage despite Pope Francis' comments urging a change of tone.
From contraception for schoolchildren to PrePex circumcisions, we discuss the Aids-prevention efforts debated at the SA Aids conference.
Promoting discussions about sexuality and a culture that respects the dignity of everyone will help marginalised people such as sex workers.
A new look at family planning, especially among teens in South Africa, is on the cards.
In a case before the ConCourt, critics says consensual teen sex has been criminalised by the Sexual Offences Act.
The long-acting implant contraceptive Jadelle is being made available at 50% of its original price to women in developing countries.
France has suspended sales of an acne drug that has been used as a birth control pill and linked to the deaths of four women.
Billionaire philanthropist Melinda Gates has vowed to dedicate the rest of her life to improving access to contraception across the globe.