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“In my heart I scream”: Involve young people in decision-making about their lives

Laws on access to sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and age of consent to sexual activity in many countries do not adequately serve the needs of young people and even when they are progressive, they are often not well implemented

After Echo: ‘Why the study results scare me’

We've proven Depo Provera doesn't make it easier to contract HIV. But African women are still left with too few contraceptive choices.

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?

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.

This drug could save 25 000 women’s lives but could it cost them their babies?

Take a look at the newest HIV treatment set to hit South Africa's shores in 2019.

Are strong-armed tactics by Big Pharma behind the country’s birth control shortage?

An international drug maker may have intentionally muscled out local competition to win the bulk of a national birth control tender.

Why it could cost less than R120 per year to save a life

Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.

A grim anniversary: Hundreds of clinics close as Trump’s gag rule turns one

Governments and even anonymous do-gooders are stepping into fill the funding gap left by the US decision, but their pockets will never be deep enough.

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’?

Abortion: Government to get tougher on doctors with moral objections

Draft guidelines will look to balance a doctor or nurse's right recuse themselves from performing abortions with a person's right to choose.

Condoms at school? Yes, says a new education policy

Parents and staff can no longer keep contraception out of schools in the case of children 12 years and older.

​Will the male Pill ever be a reality?

'Until there’s more demand from men for a pill of their own, the responsibility will be left to women.'

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 five best contraceptives backed by science

The right choice of contraceptive is crucial. Science can help you to choose one that's right for you.

Tanzania: 22.8% of teen girls are mothers

Many children between the ages of nine and 12 have had sex. The average woman has about five children.

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