On the 10th of March 1993, Dr. David Gunn the first abortion provider murdered by the so-called “pro-life” movement was shot and killed for being an abortion provider.… Read More
In South Africa, we cannot talk about abortion providers without talking about Dr. Eddie Mhlanga, a man who has inspired and mentored many of South Africa’s abortion providers.… Read More
Today, we continue with the build up to Abortion Provider Appreciation day (10 March) and take into account that it is International Women’s Day so we see it fit that we celebrate a phenomenal woman, Professor Elna McIntosh. … Read More
As we approach Abortion Provider Appreciation day on the 10th Of March, we would like to celebrate some of the medical heroes who are working to provide safe abortion care for South African women.… 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
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
If you’re a woman living or working in Soweto, and have decided to have an abortion, it’s very important that you choose a legal abortion provider. Illegal clinics are easily found throughout the area, but they must be avoided at all costs, because they can put your health and even your life in danger.… Read More
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 route.
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.
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.… Read More
Cost of contraceptives: Choosing between short-term contraceptives and LARC
You may be wondering what really is the difference between long term contraceptives and short term contraceptive methods?… Read More
Cervical cancer: Are you at risk?
September is cervical cancer awareness month in South Africa, and we’re taking a look at the facts that every woman needs to know about this serious but largely detectable disease.… Read More
Top 5 sexual health checks for women
Women face a unique set of sexual healthcare issues that can be different to men’s. Knowing what to look out for, and which annual checks to have, can keep you healthy and detect illness or chronic ailments as early as possible.… Read More