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Covid-19 puts Sierra Leone’s expectant mothers at further risk

Almost 70% of the world’s maternal deaths happen in Africa. Now there’s coronavirus — and with poor prenatal and postnatal care on the continent, expectant mothers and children under five are even more vulnerable.

Are surrogate and IVF babies ‘essential’ in a pandemic?

Now is the time to examine how reproductive health in South Africa is riddled by inequities based on race and class

The Arab world’s silent reproductive revolution

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

Want your eggs black or white?

The fertility industry and technology are raising difficult questions about race

Theatre company breaks down barriers to communication

Investing in the Future Youth Development Award. Winner: Drama for Life Theatre Company Project

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.

Irish citizens prepare to vote on abortion laws

Irish health minister Simon Harris says he has faith that Irish citizens will pass the referendum

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.

Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?

"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”

Abortion in South Africa: A reporting guide for journalists

Bhekisisa's new manual provides handy information on abortion data in South Africa, how procedures work and what the law says.

13 things that will change the way you look at abortion

Everyone’s got an opinion on it but can we say the same about the facts?

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.

No fetus scan, no abortion. Really?

A draft bill is likely to virtually remove women’s access to safe abortions.

‘It didn’t take long for [the fetus] to come out. There was a human-like form.’

Left with little choice, many women turn to illegal abortionists to terminate their pregnancies.

When it’s not just PMS: Could your period be affecting your mental health?

Science could be closer to unravelling the riddle of menstruation-related mood disorders

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