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May the force be with us

Don’t be too quick to dismiss reports of visitors to Earth – perhaps they can help us

Social stigma adds to Kenya’s Covid pain

In Nairobi’s slums, residents spurn Covid-19 tests, fearing both ostracisation and the financial costs of being quarantined

Mental health is vital in treating infertility successfully

Women with a history of depression are at greater risk, whereas antidepressant medication can negatively affect men’s fertility

Eusebius McKaiser: A witness to Covid-19 stigma

Let us please not repeat the devastating Aids story where people died of shame rather than admit being infected by the virus

The ethics of Covid-19 status disclosure: To tell or not to tell?

The trick is to find the balance between people’s right to privacy and the need for contact tracing to limit the spread of the disease

Covid-19 stigma: Revealing the pre-existing fault lines in our society

South Africans have an uncaring stigmatising and marginalising culture and it keeps people on the fringes of society with diminished opportunities in life

[LISTEN] This mom became a sex worker and her daughter is fine with it

Sex work is selling a service, not your body, says Mariska Majoor. There's nothing sinister about it.

“An African man like me depressed?” Why representation matters in the movies

The continent’s largest film industry has been getting mental health all wrong with dangerous consequences. Now, that’s changing.

End the stigma of mental illness

Tackling the problem requires leaders in all spheres to make mental health a global priority

#MeToo implies we’re the problem

Breaking the silence on sexual violation is powerful but how we do it is another question

‘They made me feel like a murderer’: Stigma endangers women seeking legal abortions

Bontle Mabe turned to a loan shark to fund her abortion after she was turned away for five days in a row at her local clinic.

Women in Africa least likely to use contraception

Only one out of three married women and sexually active teenage girls on the continent use contraception.

How stigma can stymie Nigeria’s efforts to extend HIV treatment

People in rural Nigeria are afraid of being isolated due to their HIV status and don't access treatment.

#Unmask TB stigma with a selfie

Tuberculosis kills more people than HIV. Show your support for people with TB by joining the WHO’s Unmask Stigma Challenge on World TB Day.

The stigma of HIV still kills

December 1 is #WorldAisDay: HIV was discovered more than 30 years ago. Why do we still stigmatise HIV-infected people?

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