When Karen*, aged 43, discovered she was pregnant, it was a massive shock. Her two kids were already out of the house, and with nappies, schooling and the teen years behind her, she simply couldn’t imagine raising another child – nor could she afford to. Her financial situation simply didn’t allow for another baby.… Read More
A healthy vagina is vital to a woman’s confidence and overall wellbeing. The good news is that you don’t need any special lotions, potions or expensive care to keep it feeling great!… Read More
As we mark the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, it’s important for all South Africans to understand what gender-based violence is and what they can do to support its many victims. … Read More
When it comes to choosing a contraceptive, there are three questions that most people ask:
- Is it effective?
- Is it safe to use?
- Is it affordable?
So you want to carry protection but you don’t want the world to know about it – especially not your parents or a nosy sibling!… Read More
When Rakhi* discovered she was pregnant at the age of 23, she knew she was not in a position to bring a child into the world. Even though she’d been dating her boyfriend since they were at university, she was not sure that they were ready to have a child.… Read More
Marie Stopes Sandton is a safe, welcoming place for all clients, geared towards providing the highest level of care to anyone of reproductive age. … Read More
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s a good time to brush up on your knowledge in order to keep yourself as healthy as possible. … Read More
When last did you meet someone who isn’t on social media? These days, practically everyone is using social networks, be it Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram or many others. It’s great for connecting with friends and loved ones, and for sharing all those loved-up pics of you and your mate. But what happens when you go through a breakup, and it’s time to detangle your life from your ex’s – both IRL (in real life) and online?… Read More
Did you know that having regular pap smears is one of the best gifts you can give your body? If that sounds strange, consider the fact that a pap smear can detect changes that can lead to cervical cancer in the future. That’s right: it could indicate that cancer could strike, giving you the best defence against the disease, long before you become ill. … Read More