Sex Education

South Africa’s teen moms are on their own

State health facilities and the school curriculum have failed the youth, forcing young mothers into unsupported single parenthood

Romeo and Juliet are sexting: Will SA’s new sex-ed prepare kids for life and love?

From “sinister sexual behaviours” to “lies” and efforts to “manufacture ignorance”, Joan van Dyk looks at the high-stakes sex-ed fight

Safely embrace  ‘hoe is life’

Queer people had only the heterosexual space for early lessons in sexual identity

Should you really be talking to your 10-year-old child about sex?

By the age of 10, children’s ideas about gender, relationships and violence are largely set in stone.

Sex education fails Kenya’s pupils

The country has a comprehensive teaching programme but it is poorly implemented

Let’s really talk about sex, baby: Improving sexuality education for children

Sexuality education forms part of the Life Orientation curriculum in South African schools to help learners navigate the challenges of growing up

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.

Let’s talk about sex, ethically

Sex education is often limited to blistering genitals and contraception. But what about the ethics of sex? Michelle Solomon argues for its inclusion.

What do the kids have to say?

The M&G interviewed children between the ages of 10 and 17 to find out how music, TV and social media shapes their approach to relationships and sex.

Young women told: ‘If a man touches you, you’ll get pregnant’

Unintended pregnancies and abortions in Nigeria could be reduced if myths are dispelled and young women have the right information.

Contraception at schools on Gauteng’s agenda

Gender activists have welcomed talks between two departments about ways to reduce teenage pregnancies, but no decision has yet been taken.

Health project helps sex workers – but rogue cops a problem

The Aids council’s programme is a "big step in the right direction", but abuse by police still needs to be tackled, says an HIV specialist.

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Products for the care of babies and toddlers now essential items

In response to court papers saying lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children, the state says baby care goods are now an essential item

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SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world