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Inside Uganda’s controversial ‘pregnancy crisis centres’, where contraception is discouraged

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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

No easy childhood for SA’s youth

Being a child in South Africa is difficult, but there are programmes that help them to survive and thrive

This is putting SA’s women in the grave, so what’s health department doing about it?

Pregnancy in South Africa is getting safer, but still not safe enough. Here’s what the health department says they’re doing about it.

‘I didn’t think it was necessary to use condoms because I was only 15.’

This province reported skyrocketing rates of teen pregnancy but behind the figures lies a story about sex, knowledge and data.

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We need to take measures that will address gender violence, inequality and patriarchy

In denial of reality, we stuff our eye sockets and ears with toilet paper

'Years of incompetent government in the service of irresponsible oligarchs has left the country in ruins,' writes Mathew Blatchford

‘After getting pregnant, you are done’: no more school for mums-to-be

This country's president just told public schools to kick out teen mothers, tens of thousands of whom have already lost out on education.

Youth avoid sexual healthcare

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

Helen Zille’s words were taken out of context and used in a straw-man argument

'Various proposals were also discussed to ensure that men also carried the consequences of unintended pregnancies.'

Sugar daddies: Shame the blessers, not the blessed

Her friend still bears the stigma of a schoolgirl affair with a sugar daddy. Pontsho Pilane asks: Why the double standards?

[From our archives] ‘Once he says he doesn’t want a condom, that’s that’

Gender imbalances in intimate relationships make it difficult for women to decide when, if at all, to have children.

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.

Zuma’s remarks on teen pregnancy not only wrong but reckless

His comments stigmatise teenage mothers and suggest the government can interfere with parents' rights to raise their children, which it cannot.

Teenage mothers are not ‘terrorists’ who need to be punished

But few will to listen to researchers who refute society’s accepted notion that teenage pregnancy is damaging to the child, mother and society.

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