Holiday nookie, summer flings… these are some of the best things about the festive season. As the partying hots up, so do our hormones, which might be why sexual health issues tend to increase at this time of year.
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Childbirth is possibly the most personal experience for women. Today, there are more childbirth options for expectant mothers than ever before. Read through our Blog for interesting experiences, problems and solutions regarding pregnancy and women’s wellness.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections that women experience, with roughly one out of two women affected at least once in her life. That means if you’re a woman, there’s a fifty percent chance you’ve either had a UTI or will be affected by one in your lifetime.
According to Statistics SA, roughly 12.6% of the South African population is HIV positive. That’s around one in 8 people, which means if you’re dating or in a non-monogamous relationship, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll come into contact with HIV positive partners.
Rape is one of the prevalent crimes in South Africa, with horrifying statistics growing each day. You may be shocked to learn that even the stomach-churning stats you see in the news don’t accurately reflect the extent of this crime in South Africa – or perhaps you wouldn’t be. Perhaps you, like thousands of other…
In one of our recent blog posts, we covered the topic of diabetes, a serious illness that can have dire side-effects on the organs, limbs and nerves.
We heard a lot about diabetes on World Diabetes Day on 14 November, but how much do you actually know about the disease that affects around 3.5 million South Africans – and more critically, are you at risk? There are another estimated five million South Africans with pre-diabetes – that is, the propensity to develop…
The term ‘human rights defender’ sounds very official, but you, in fact, might be one without even realising it – and if you aren’t, it’s something you could be at any moment.
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