Women's Health Students

Blue Ribbon and SRH Card – An overview for 2020

You’ve never heard of Marie Stopes South Africa and our initiatives? No problem. In this article, we’re going to give you an overview of our mission to empower women to take control of their sexual health. We are an organisation committed to providing women across the country with sexual and reproductive health knowledge and services.…

sexual health services

What you need to know post-abortion depression

Abortion takes an emotional toll on many women. Temporary feelings of shame and guilt are common, but they usually subside quite quickly. However, women, especially those who have dangerous backstreet abortions, are usually not told about post-abortion emotions, and this can cause a spiral of heightened feelings of anxiety and even cause depression. Even though…

contraceptives

What you need to know about postpartum depression

There’s no doubt that parenting a new-born is challenging, especially if you’re a first-time mom. A lack of sleep and expressing breast milk are just two physical challenges that you’ll need to overcome. It’s probable that you’ll also experience emotional pain called ‘baby blues’ which according to the Mayo Clinic includes, ‘mood swings, crying spells…