Surprising facts about knowing your HIV status With World Aids Day coming up on 1 December, getting tested is top of mind for many people – but it’s also causing a lot of people to bury their heads in the sand!
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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.
Every year in South Africa, the 16 Days of Activism campaign takes place to raise awareness about gender-based violence and violence against women and children. The aim of the campaign is to highlight abuse, challenge perpetrators to change their behaviour, and bring high-level governmental commitment to ending it. The campaign also aims to raise…
About the Marie Stopes centre in Cape Town The Cape Town branch of Marie Stopes is situated at 91 Bree Street in the city centre, and has been in operation since 1993. It offers a complete range of sexual healthcare services for men and women, including: Safe abortions up to 20 weeks Contraceptive advice and…
3 ways that kinky sex can fire up your love life Experiencing a bit of bedroom boredom? It happens to most couples who’ve been together a while, but it doesn’t mean you need to make do with missionary-style. The imaginative bedroom moves below can spice up your love life and inject much-needed excitement into…
As part of Marie Stopes International’s #makewomenmatter campaign, we’re taking a look at abortions in South Africa and why it’s so important to make the safe and legal choice. That’s right: in our country, abortions are legal, which means there’s no reason to jeopardise your health, and possibly your life, by choosing the illegal…
One of the biggest myths surrounding pregnancy is that you can’t fall pregnant while you’re breastfeeding. This is definitely not true, so if you’re not ready for another baby, you need to protect yourself against surprises!
Do contraceptives increase my risk of cancer? Many women worry that using certain types of birth control can increase their risk of cancer. The information below provides all the facts you need to make an informed choice when concerned about contraceptives and cancer .
Safe, effective contraceptives to use when breastfeeding One of the biggest myths surrounding pregnancy is that you can’t fall pregnant while you’re breastfeeding. This is definitely not true, so if you’re not ready for another baby, you need to protect yourself against surprises! Here is some more information on contraceptives and breastfeeding.
5 ways masturbation improves your health & sex life While figures vary, surveys report that upwards of 80% of people masturbate, with some surveys putting the number as high as 92%! That means that ‘everybody does it’ – it’s absolutely normal.
Most important health checks for women October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but in truth, every month should be focused on the good health of women. The earlier illness is detected, the more effectively it can be treated.
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