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What are Echo Trial results does Depo-Provera birth control shot increase risk of HIV

For 25 years, scientists have wondered whether the Depo-Provera could increase people’s risk of contracting HIV. Today, we find out if it does.

BREAKING: Study confirms this popular birth control does not increase your HIV risk

We now know the answer after more than 25 years of guessing, but will women believe it?

The Arab world’s silent reproductive revolution

Changing household structures, economic growth and contraceptives prompt dramatic drop in fertility rate, study finds

This popular birth control shot is out of stock for the second year running. Read why

Women who have been forced to go without their usual birth control shot are now facing the consequences of months-long shortages.

What do a herd of goats, a few cattle, and a baby have in common? Find out

Here's how northwest Kenya gets nomadic families to health services.

Is the rumour mill standing between you and better birth control? Find out.

This implant offers all the protection from unwanted pregnancies with almost none of the clinic visits. So why did many say, ‘thanks, but no thanks’?

Women can now inject themselves with ‘the shot’ at home

Could do-it-yourself birth control injections take off in South Africa?

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

Comment: May 5 is International Midwife Day: a day to acknowledge the vital impact midwives have on maternal health in South Africa.

Expanding contraceptive options for SA’s women

The long-acting implant contraceptive Jadelle is being made available at 50% of its original price to women in developing countries.

Birth control back on the agenda

The HIV crisis shifted attention from the issues of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions.

World celebrates several seven-billionth babies

The United Nations has chosen Monday to mark the globe's seven-billionth birth symbolically, sparking a string of festivities worldwide.

Dire lack of birth-control education

World Contraception Day puts spotlight on limited reproductive health information for South African women.

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Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

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NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

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