sexual health

 
A grim anniversary: Hundreds of clinics close as Trump’s gag rule turns one
A grim anniversary: Hundreds of clinics close as Trump’s gag rule turns one
Future Gwena dangled a condom in one hand and pinched a tiny, T-shaped intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) in the other. About 25 women stared...
Safely embrace  ‘hoe is life’
Safely embrace  ‘hoe is life’
There have been times when I wondered why being queer felt, socially, like a hot mess. Sure, there were the confusing-sexuality times, being...
Let us be childless by choice
Let us be childless by choice
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Let's really talk about sex, baby: Improving sexuality education for children
Let's really talk about sex, baby: Improving sexuality education for children
“Be the adult you needed, when you were a child,” says Doc Eli.
Youth avoid sexual healthcare
Youth avoid sexual healthcare
Youth is thought of as a period of optimum health, but many initiatives to ensure young people’s sexual and reproductive health, including the...
The female condom: Soft, stimulating and sexy sheaths open up a new world for couples
The female condom: Soft, stimulating and sexy sheaths open up a new world for couples
Lineo Danke* closes her eyes to better concentrate on inserting the female condom, much as she would a tampon. The condom is 17cm long and made out...
[From our archives] 'I still have sex, even with HIV'
[From our archives] 'I still have sex, even with HIV'
"As a young person, coming out about your HIV status to anyone is an emotional thing," says Phindile Sithole-Spong. 
Comment: Condoms - One size doesn't fit all
Comment: Condoms - One size doesn't fit all
Global Female Condom Day on September 16 provides an opportune moment to reflect critically on what's still needed to increase female condom...
Birth control hits the spot
Birth control hits the spot
Female condoms may have been criticised for being noisy, intimidating and expensive, but their prominence and popularity in South Africa are...
Pupils learn to talk with OneVoice
Pupils learn to talk with OneVoice
A recent study found that only 22% of sexually active teens in grades eight to 12 had been tested for HIV or thought they were at risk of contracting the virus. Yet the vast majority reported that HIV was a topic discussed in their school at least once a month....
Social inequity behind female HIV prevalence
Social inequity behind female HIV prevalence
The disproportionate burden of HIV/Aids borne by women and girls in most developing countries requires urgent attention. At the heart of the...

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