Many children between the ages of nine and 12 have had sex. The average woman has about five children.
Sex education is often limited to blistering genitals and contraception. But what about the ethics of sex? Michelle Solomon argues for its inclusion.
The M&G interviewed children between the ages of 10 and 17 to find out how music, TV and social media shapes their approach to relationships and sex.
Young people have struggled to access nonjudgmental reproductive healthcare, but the Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre is changing that.
Unintended pregnancies and abortions in Nigeria could be reduced if myths are dispelled and young women have the right information.
Gender activists have welcomed talks between two departments about ways to reduce teenage pregnancies, but no decision has yet been taken.
The Aids council’s programme is a "big step in the right direction", but abuse by police still needs to be tackled, says an HIV specialist.
The school curriculum doesn't cover having 'good' sex, so the youth consult their phones.
The HPV vaccine roll-out is prompting parents to rethink how they talk to children about sex.
Female condoms have sensualised sexual health thanks to the increased tactility of new materials.
The Sex Actually festival brings youngsters closer to the real issues they engage with daily, and nightly.
Attempting to legislate against teen sexuality is just not going to work, says Andrew Verrijdt.
Teachers struggle to educate their pupils about sexual matters that they can’t even negotiate in their own lives - like using condoms.
Adults' attitudes to sex education in SA and across the continent are increasing the risk of children falling pregnant and contracting HIV/Aids.
Their basic education has been blamed for not preparing them for their first sexual encounters
Nearly half of all pregnancies in South Africa involve teenagers, statistics reveal.
Although they perform all manner of healthcare services, staff at Marie Stopes are seen as abortionists, writes Nosimo Ndlovu.
SA topped a global sex report on sexual protection against sexually transmitted infections and HIV/Aids, condom maker Durex said on Thursday.