It’s Valentine’s Day, but after years of abuse Jade is trying to make a life for herself and her four kids without a man. Meanwhile researchers puzzle about how to ensure that shelters – a crucial safe space in the fight against gender-based violence – are properly funded.
Vumile Hlophe from Soshanguve ignored strange body pains and cramps for several months before they grew so bad she had to be hospitalised. Sharon Nkosi writes that the ongoing discomfort she had ignored turned out to be gallstones – a condition that will be fixed when she undergoes surgery at the end of this month.
The apartheid-era practices of injecting women with a controversial contraceptive called Depo Provera without their consent, is persisting today, according to multiple reports from activists, health workers and women who use public health. HEALTH-E’s Amy Green reports.