birth control

 
Could your birth control increase your risk of HIV? Science finally has an answer.
Could your birth control increase your risk of HIV? Science finally has an answer.
The world has spent nearly a quarter of a century wondering whether Africa’s most widely used birth control method could make women more likely...
The Arab world's silent reproductive revolution
The Arab world's silent reproductive revolution
When Maryam al-Badr, 20, a Qatari female student at Northwestern University in Qatar, began her journey as a journalism major in August 2017, she had aspirations of...
Unembargoed: March 1 — 7
Unembargoed: March 1 — 7
For 20 years he transported passengers without a licence, until a mid-air ‘incident’
This popular birth control shot is out of stock for the second year running. Read why
This popular birth control shot is out of stock for the second year running. Read why
For many women in Rustenburg’s Bojanala Platinum District, Kgaladi Mphahlele is the first person they see after an abortion. 
What do a herd of goats, a few cattle, and a baby have in common? Find out
What do a herd of goats, a few cattle, and a baby have in common? Find out
It’s 11am at a water point in the parched, windy bush of Kibish, in northwest Kenya’s Turkana county, and a tiny, makeshift city is taking...
Is the rumour mill standing between you and better birth control? Find out.
Is the rumour mill standing between you and better birth control? Find out.
Inserted in about the time it takes to make two-minute noodles, South Africa’s latest contraceptive implant promised to help women avoid unwanted...
Women can now inject themselves with 'the shot' at home
Women can now inject themselves with 'the shot' at home
Regular visits to clinics for injectable contraception could soon be a thing of the past as new research may pave the way for take-home jabs.
[Video]Birth control: Which one's best for you?
[Video]Birth control: Which one's best for you?
Former Bhekisisa reporter, Amy Green, explains what the top five forms of contraception on the continent are, and why.
The world needs midwives, now more than ever
The world needs midwives, now more than ever
The onset of labour marks the end of pregnancy and heralds what for many women living in rural areas is a treacherous and anxious filled time....
Expanding contraceptive options for SA's women
Expanding contraceptive options for SA's women
I recently met a young woman named Mercy who had five children and was struggling to make ends meet. She had tried oral contraceptives to prevent...
Birth control back on the agenda
Birth control back on the agenda
At the back of a clinic in the densely populated Guediawaye area, where a tide of rural incomers washes up on the edge of urban Dakar, a woman sits...

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