Breakfast in bed, a hand-made card, a lovingly-wrapped gift: these are the kinds of surprises you want on Father’s Day – not a phone call to say “You’re a dad!” when you’re least expecting it.
Marie Stopes South Africa joins millions around the globe in mourning the loss of one of the world’s most respected leaders, Nelson Mandela.
This week Marie Stopes South Africa launched its first television advertising campaign, “I work at Marie Stopes.”
The national Marie Stopes call centre in Cape Town receives as many as 300 phone calls a day from people around the country. The effervescent Octavia Tema, our customer support lead in the call centre, has been on the receiving end of these phone lines for the last six years. She shares what it’s like…
Siyabonga, 23, was one of the first in his community in KwaZulu-Natal to go to the Marie Stopes South Africa clinic for a medical circumcision. “Now I’m saying to others go and get this circ, it’s not bad like you think it’s gonna be,” he says. Siyabonga reports that, “it was not very painful. I…
A mother of four, Brenda is a woman with a mission – to speak out and to put a stop to unsafe abortions.
Tshedisego was 19 years old when she fell pregnant. Stigma and fear of what her friends and family would think led Tshedisego to a “backstreet” abortion providers who failed to perform the procedure safely and completely, putting her life in danger.