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Video: ‘I’m just a girl who is attracted to another girl’

July 8, 2015
Gender   Multimedia   Sexuality  

To commemorate Youth Month in June, Health-e News is broadcasting a five-part adolescent health series on Morning Live (SABC 2). This insert – the fifth in the series – follows Mpho, a lesbian youth, as she learns to be more open about her sexuality.

Cutting the cost to conceive

For couples who can’t conceive naturally, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) can cost ten of thousands of rands but that may be changing.

Why do men rape? Gender-based violence documentary premiere

December 11, 2014
Gender   Survivor Stories   Violence  

South Africa may have one of the highest rape rates in the world, similar to countries at war but why do men rape? Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking and Health-e News investigate in this latest documentary.

Lusikisiki calls for better community safety, post-rape services

As the country celebrates 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, Lusikisiki residents came together to raiser awareness about rape, but argue that safety, and access to justice and care should be priorities 365 days a year.

Between black and white: Growing up with albinism

October 9, 2014
Children's Health   Gender   HIV and AIDS   News  

Like many teenage girls, Nombulelo Mlombo says she never felt pretty. Worse, she faced incessant teasing due to her albinism and her search for acceptance had grave consequences, she says.

6 ways to fix South Africa’s HIV response

South African sex workers may have one of the world’s highest HIV prevalence rates and addressing this is just one of six ways South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) CEO Dr Fareed Abdullah says the country can fix its HIV response.

Mpumalanga district holds first “pride parade”

September 11, 2014
Gender   HIV and AIDS   OurHealth  

Mpumalanga’s Gert Sibande District recently made history as it held its first “pride parade” celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities.