When we talk about rape or sexual assault, we’re talking about any unwanted sexual contact between people. It usually involves force, and there is no consent. Critically, rape and sexual assault are crimes.
You read a lot about pap smears on this blog, and you’ll keep reading about them because they could save your life. That’s no exaggeration! A pap smear is your best defence against cervical cancer, the second-most common cancer in women, and the most common in developing countries like ours.
When was the last time you went to the doctor? Probably when you were ill or injured – in other words, when there was an actual ‘reason’ to go.
Take a moment to think about men who date around and act on their sexual impulses, or have sex with different women. What do you think about these guys?
For decades, contraception has empowered women and improved their quality of life, giving them the freedom to choose when or if to become parents.
On the 10th of March 1993, Dr. David Gunn the first abortion provider murdered by the so-called “pro-life” movement was shot and killed for being an abortion provider.
In South Africa, we cannot talk about abortion providers without talking about Dr. Eddie Mhlanga, a man who has inspired and mentored many of South Africa’s abortion providers.
Today, we continue with the build up to Abortion Provider Appreciation day (10 March) and take into account that it is International Women’s Day so we see it fit that we celebrate a phenomenal woman, Professor Elna McIntosh.
As we approach Abortion Provider Appreciation day on the 10th Of March, we would like to celebrate some of the medical heroes who are working to provide safe abortion care for South African women.
This year, you’ve trusted us with some of your most pressing and sensitive contraception concerns – and you may be relieved to know that lots of people have the same questions as you.