When Karen*, aged 43, discovered she was pregnant, it was a massive shock. Her two kids were already out of the house, and with nappies, schooling and the teen years behind her, she simply couldn’t imagine raising another child – nor could she afford to. Her financial situation simply didn’t allow for another baby.
A healthy vagina is vital to a woman’s confidence and overall wellbeing. The good news is that you don’t need any special lotions, potions or expensive care to keep it feeling great!
As we mark the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, it’s important for all South Africans to understand what gender-based violence is and what they can do to support its many victims.
When Rakhi* discovered she was pregnant at the age of 23, she knew she was not in a position to bring a child into the world. Even though she’d been dating her boyfriend since they were at university, she was not sure that they were ready to have a child.
Breast Cancer and Women’s Wellness October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s a good time to brush up on your knowledge in order to keep yourself as healthy as possible.
Did you know that having regular pap smears is one of the best gifts you can give your body? If that sounds strange, consider the fact that a pap smear can detect changes that can lead to cervical cancer in the future. That’s right: it could indicate that cancer could strike, giving you the best…
What you need to know about cheap ‘pain free’ abortions It was Thandi’s* worst nightmare: she was about to start studying towards her dream career when she found out she was pregnant. She knew this could ruin all her future plans, plus she wasn’t even sure that she and her boyfriend were all that serious.
It’s cervical cancer awareness month – so what does that have to do with HPV? If you don’t know the answer, you need to read this article.
Imagine this scenario: A young woman finds herself facing an unplanned pregnancy. She panics: She’s not ready to have a baby and she anguishes over what to do. Finally, she makes a choice. Over the years, she wonders whether she did the right thing, and at times, she regrets the decision she made.
It’s a quick, simple procedure that takes just minutes – but it could save your life. The pap smear is one of the most basic health checks for women, and it’s also one of the most important.