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‘Pro-family’ campaigners ignore pregnant women dying during Covid lockdowns

Conservative groups are fighting efforts to expand African women’s access to healthcare. Do they care about women all the time, or only when they’re procreating?

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

How readers like you are helping flip the script on illegal abortion providers.

We teamed up with readers and translators to create some of the first graphics ever on abortion in all South Africa's official languages.

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

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.

Download our easy-to-use safe abortion graphics in 11 languages for free

Abortion has been legal for more than 20 years in SA but many people still don't know when or where they can get safe terminations. These can help.

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?

Why taking back the power starts with you and your vagina

Want to advocate for your uterus? Here are six ways you can do it.

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.

[From our archives] More married women than singles have abortions

Nearly 90% of terminations of pregnancies are performed in developing countries such as South Africa and Nigeria.

Forced sterilisations rob African women of more than just motherhood

The ability to bear children continues to decide many women's social standing and inheritance.

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