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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

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

Theatre company breaks down barriers to communication

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

Hlokomela takes healthcare to women who need it most

Investing in the Future Health Award Winner: Hlokomela Women's Clinic

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.

Did government waste R127-million on a condom no one wanted?

Activists warn new data shows government may have invested millions into the wrong female condom and may be on the verge of doing it again.

Safely embrace  ‘hoe is life’

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

Let us be childless by choice

Society must stay out of young women’s decision whether to have babies or not.

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

Youth avoid sexual healthcare

Health services are available but the attitudes of medical staff deter young people

The female condom: Soft, stimulating and sexy sheaths open up a new world for couples

The government is making female condoms more accessible – and these come with extra benefits.

Youth-friendly sexual health clinics put Ugandans at ease

Clinics dedicated to young people are ideal but the poor nation struggles to provide at least a basic service for those who can't access them.

[From our archives] ‘I still have sex, even with HIV’

Two young people speak out about life, and love, and the very real risk of rejection.

Comment: Condoms – One size doesn’t fit all

It makes 'people sense' for the government to invest in the sexual health needs of women.

Birth control hits the spot

Female condoms have sensualised sexual health thanks to the increased tactility of new materials.

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