Why don’t we talk about sex? It’s imperative that teens know about the potential consequences of having unsafe sex. It can affect your future, your health and even put your life in jeopardy. Whether it’s due to lack of information or social stigma, tiptoeing around the subject stops right here, right now!
Marie Stopes South Africa is on the front line of this battle and plans to win! By providing innovative initiatives and solutions, we will help women of all ages take charge of their sexual and reproductive health.
Student Reproductive Health
Teenagers are going to have sex – the reality is that simple. It is, therefore, key to empower them. We will achieve this by providing accurate information about sexual health as well as access to vital reproductive services to ensure they can make informed choices and practice safe sex.
Our Student Reproductive Health (SRH) initiative is focused on giving students the ability to access and afford high-quality healthcare in South Africa.
Register for your very own Student Reproductive Health Card today! Present your card at any Marie Stopes centre
How much do you know about contraception?
Safe sex begins with having a comprehensive knowledge of contraception. Did you know there are different types of female contraceptives?
- Short-acting: The combined Pill (commonly known as the Pill); Progestogen-only pill; injection; patch
- Long-acting: Implant; Copper IUD (Intrauterine device)
- Barrier methods: Male and female condoms
- Emergency contraception: Morning-after pill
For more information, please read our article explaining all of the types of female contraception.
The misinformation, negative connotations and social stigma attached to the word ‘abortion’ tell us that abortion is ‘dirty’, which leads to women seeking ‘backstreet’ abortions, which are illegal, unsafe and often ineffective.
It’s your legal right to make the choice to have a safe abortion.
We launched our Blue Ribbon initiative to empower women with access to accurate information and resources about safe abortions so that they can make an informed choice about what to do with their bodies.
Pregnancy by Choice
You have the right to decide what you want to do with your body. Pregnancy by Choice is an information hub that answers the question on the minds of teens who have fallen pregnant.
‘I’m pregnant. What are my options?’
From safe abortion options to parenting and counselling, this portal is your go-to guide.
Marie Stopes centres are conveniently located across the country
“There are 360 public hospitals in South Africa. Less than 50% perform safe abortions.”
Marie Stopes centres perform safe abortions and ensure that you will receive the highest quality healthcare from qualified medical professionals.
Schedule an appointment at your nearest centre today to find out about the other services that we provide.