Lack of proper training on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) leads to a high rate of accidental pregnancies within the first year of use. In South Africa as many as 600 000 women experience unwanted pregnancies due to contraceptive failure. Globally the rated of accidental pregnancies is 40%. This should not have to be.
LOUIS TRICHARD – Ongoing bleeding and repeatedly failed efforts to stitch her up have left a young Limpopo woman battling to recover from childbirth, as the Health Department promises to step in and help.
WHILE eating soil has become an addiction for many African women in KwaZulu Natal, and other provinces around South Africa – it is a health issue triggered by iron and mineral deficiencies and can be treated.
A 34-year-old Soweto woman, who contracted a rare and debilitating illness two years ago, has chosen to be upbeat about her experience and wants to raise awareness of the condition.