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Ina Skosana

Ina Skosana

Ina Skosana is a journalist at Bhekisisa, the Mail & Guardian’s centre for health journalism. She is known for heading out into remote, rural provinces to report on health and social issues in towns most people have never heard of and has a passion for telling people’s stories. 
#SizaMap: Where to get a safe, legal abortion in SA
#SizaMap: Where to get a safe, legal abortion in SA
Abortion has been legal in South Africa for more than 20 years, yet the black market for backstreet abortions still flourishes.
This disposable piece of technology might save your life – if you can afford it
This disposable piece of technology might save your life – if you can afford it
Jane Makhubu wakes up from a restless sleep. Her husband Jerry complained about not feeling well the night before and she is worried.
When is an abortion legal?
When is an abortion legal?
Abortion has been legal in South Africa for more than 20 years but many women are still having unsafe abortions, performed by unqualified people....
'It didn't take long for [the fetus] to come out. There was a human-like form.'
'It didn't take long for [the fetus] to come out. There was a human-like form.'
The young woman started undressing while the man prepared the medication, breaking one tablet in half. She took off her jeans and her panties and...
Less than 7% of health facilities nationwide offer abortions - Amnesty International
Less than 7% of health facilities nationwide offer abortions - Amnesty International
Less than 7% of the country's 3 880 health...
Five ways to reduce your risk of prostate cancer
Five ways to reduce your risk of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the leading cancer among black men in the United States, Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a 2013 study in the journal Prostate Cancer....
[From our archives] When lightening strikes it brings pale ailments
[From our archives] When lightening strikes it brings pale ailments
Lucky Shezi’s house is small and crammed. "I try to keep my house clean, but it really needs the touch of a woman," he says.
[From our archives] Zamani - the hero of Hlabisa
[From our archives] Zamani - the hero of Hlabisa
'What bothered me the most was when a sick person got into the taxi and you saw how the people around them would discriminate against them. They...
'If it wasn't for them I would have died:' How community health workers save lives
'If it wasn't for them I would have died:' How community health workers save lives
A little girl in a shiny princess dress and matching glittering pumps stands at the gate leading to her home. Her princess attire looks out of...
Male breast cancer stays hidden
Male breast cancer stays hidden
A middle-aged man walks out of an old building at the Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg. He pats his hands over his pockets, takes a few...
More married women than singles having abortions
More married women than singles having abortions
Abortion rates around the world are about 44% higher among married women than among single women, according to the global sexual and reproductive...
A group of doctors is breaking down barriers one dot at a time
A group of doctors is breaking down barriers one dot at a time
The reception area of Gaba Dlamini's office is furnished with a row of plastic chairs lined up in front of an old couch. A big round yellow poster...