Activists say the stigma women face when seeking abortion services at public facilities increases the demand for unsafe abortions.
The Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act, which comes into effect on October 1st, imposes tight controls on smoking in restaurants, pubs, shebeens, hotels and workplaces, as well as limiting tobacco advertising and the sale of tobacco products.
Cancer and Tobacco Control
Despite “longer than desired” waiting lists for surgery, Groote Schuur’s Breast Clinic is able to offer hundreds of woman treatment for breast cancer. ANSO THOM reports.
Alcohol & Drugs
The overwhelming bulk of evidence presented on the second day of World Health Organisation’s hearings into the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control called on the international health body to impose tough restrictions on the sale and marketing of tobacco.
HIV and AIDS
It is now thought that the South African population will in all likelihood stop growing as a result of HIV/AIDS. High numbers of AIDS deaths will play a role, but so will the impact of HIV/AIDS on fertility. These are some of the population research findings reported at The Joint Population Conference held in Port […]