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Young people shun contraceptives

September 27, 2018

EASTERN CAPE – Despite ongoing campaigns and intervention programmes promoting safe sex, contraceptive use remains a controversial issue for South African youth.

Widespread ignorance about STIs in SA

September 26, 2018

Health experts have warned that sexually transmitted infections (STI) have increased in South Africa, and say that young people – between the ages of 15 and 24 – are the most likely to contract an STI.

Second round of HPV vaccinations underway

September 13, 2018

Grade 4 girls across the Flagstaff circuit in the Eastern Cape are being vaccinated for the second round against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) after the departments of health and education launched the HPV vaccination campaign.

HIV-positive mom warns against using muti

September 13, 2018

Nomsa Nyali was diagnosed with HIV when she was 22 and pregnant. Her son is now 16 – she lives to encourage other HIV-positive people to be brave.

Dodge junk food, warn nutritionists

September 11, 2018

Most people know junk food is unhealthy – but they still eat it. Health-e News spoke to some residents of Flagstaff in the Eastern Cape to find out about their sugary habits.

When a child becomes a parent

September 7, 2018

When I was 14 I got involved with a boy who was four years older than me. At that time I knew very little about dating and sex because my parents did not talk to me about such things.

Rural young men use muti to treat STIs

EASTERN CAPE – Most young men in Flagstaff at Ingquza Hill believe that traditional medicine as is the best treatment for sexually transmitted infections.