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Teen pregnancy and HIV infections plague Vhembe

October 19, 2018
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Newly released statistics from rural clinics outside of Thohoyandou show that children as young as nine are falling pregnant or acquiring HIV infections.

Teen pregnancies down, TB cure up

February 1, 2018
News  

Teen pregnancies have dropped, while our cure rate for tuberculosis (TB) is the highest in a decade.

Young, pregnant and abandoned by the system

September 19, 2017
News  

There is little support for young, vulnerable pregnant women – and this is fuelling the high number of abandoned and orphaned babies. HEALTH-E’s UFRIEDA HO reports.

Rape pregnant teen on suicide watch

April 4, 2017
News   OurHealth  

A 17 year-old teenager has been on suicide watch after attempting to abort her 16-week pregnancy – believe to be the result of rape.

Invest in teen girls and protect them from violence

South Africa urged to invest in young women and teen girls this World Population Day

When a child gives birth, who has failed her?

February 15, 2016
Maternal health   Rural Health   Rural Reflections  

When a 12-year-old girl slides onto your operating table for a caesarean section, it’s hard not to ask how she got here – and the answer seems to lie somewhere in the distance between cities and villages and in the family planning gap between the “have’s” and “have not’s”

Teen mums face tough road to parenthood

August 13, 2015
Children's Health   OurHealth  

Every year, thousands of South African girls fall pregnant. Teen mums from around the country say that the road to parenthood is lonely and the battle to stay in school is hard won.