Condoms are effective 98% of the time… so what about the other 2%? That’s what we’re tackling here, to help you take charge of a potentially risky situation.
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Childbirth is possibly the most personal experience for women. Today, there are more childbirth options for expectant mothers than ever before. Read through our Blog for interesting experiences, problems and solutions regarding pregnancy and women’s wellness.
Your vagina is pretty pro at taking care of itself, ridding itself of bad bacteria and keeping itself lubricated and clean. But when we make little health mistakes, we get in the way of its natural process and can inhibit its ability to keep itself healthy.
Did you know that your period could actually be revealing important things about the state of your health? Apart from letting you know that you aren’t pregnant, your monthly cycle may give you critical clues about various aspects of your body and its wellbeing, so pay attention if you notice any of these indicators.
Eating disorders are not a uniquely Western problem. Thanks to globalisation and urbanisation, the incidence of eating disorders is rapidly increasing in South Africa, and according to experts, rates of eating disorders are likely to soar as a result.
There are lots of reasons you may have lost your confidence or simply lack it altogether. The good news is you’re not alone. The even better news is that it’s possible to gain (or regain) it, and keep it!
It may be one of the more difficult conversations you’ll have in your life, but covering the topic of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with your partner – especially if you have one – is critical. Firstly, stay calm. These days, up to 50% of people will be affected by an STI at some point in…
First things first: it’s completely normal to experience vaginal discharge. These secretions serve a number of vital functions, including cleaning and moistening the vagina, helping to get rid of bad bacteria, and fighting infection.
Intimate partner violence – also known as domestic abuse – is a prevalent and deeply ingrained problem in South Africa. Sadly, most victims never come forward with their stories, which means that violent acts against women and children continue to be perpetuated day after day and year after year. As a victim of domestic abuse,…
If you’re not in a monogamous relationship with a partner, you should be using condoms every time you have sex. Condoms aren’t only there to protect against unplanned pregnancy, and HIV isn’t the only sexually transmitted infection (STI) you could contract. In fact, incidences of chlamydia and syphilis are on the rise among sexually active…
Being able to talk about the fact that you’ve been a victim of sexual assault is an important step towards recovery, and it’s also one of the most difficult. Whether you were raped or sexually assaulted in a different way, finding the courage to talk about it can take weeks, months or even years –…
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