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Youth is no protection against breast cancer

December 3, 2018
Cancer  

Think breast cancer is something only older women have to worry about? Think again. Experts say there are no age restrictions to this cancer – but that social support can mean the difference between life and death.

How would you tell your child they are HIV-positive?

November 30, 2018
AIDS 2018  

When having ‘the talk’ is about more than just the ‘birds and bees’.

Health facilities fail to provide counselling for rape survivors

Could the lack of adequate counselling and mental health services in South Africa’s health facilities leave sexual violence survivors more vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide? A new national study gives us the answers.

Race determines survival in cervical cancer

November 5, 2018
News  

Black women are almost six times more likely to die of cervical cancer than white women, partly because diagnosis is poor and many women don’t have regular Pap smears.

Ramaphosa commits to funding rape counselling services

November 2, 2018
News  

Could this be the end of government’s “one stop” centres’ financial woes?

#GBVSummit: This is how SA will tackle gender-based violence

November 1, 2018
News  

After two days of deliberating on gender-based violence and femicide, government and civil society will make recommendations that outline on how to tackle the abuse against women, gender non-conforming people and children.

Mboweni zero rates and allocates funds for free sanitary pads

October 25, 2018
News  

Three provinces will be the testing grounds for the Department of Women’s free sanitary pads policy.