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SAFE ABORTION PILLS: How to Access medical services during the Covid19 Pandemic

SAFE ABORTION PILLS: How to Access medical services in South Africa during the Covid19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis is a major global event that has greatly impacted the healthcare service industry and society. At Marie Stopes South Africa, we endeavour to continue providing the best sexual and reproductive health services to the women in our communities. Our centres have remained open and fully operational during these trying times and have…

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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.…

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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…

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How to fight abortion stigma

The Abortion Stigma in South Africa There is a global stigma attached to the word ‘abortion’. It carries negative connotations such as ‘dirty’, ‘embarrassment’ and ‘humiliation’; this leads to women seeking ‘backstreet’ abortions, which are illegal, unsafe and often ineffective. Today, we’re fighting back in an effort to erase abortion stigma in South Africa.