Has your sex drive dwindled? Low libido can be caused by a number of factors including stress, hormonal imbalance, and drinking too much alcohol. The good news is there are ways you can heighten your libido and bring the spark back into your sex life. Marie Stopes offers Women’s Wellness services that can help recommend…
‘…and they lived happily ever after.’ Unfortunately, storybooks have skewed our perception of relationships – they’re not as easy as you may think. Here are some signs that may indicate you’re in an unhealthy relationship.
Severe depression during pregnancy, premature birth, labour complications – these are all effects of eating disorders that can cause serious, potentially fatal, health issues for you and your baby. If you have an eating disorder and want a healthy pregnancy, it’s essential that you seek treatment. All Marie Stopes clinics and HCUs offer a comprehensive pregnancy…
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the arteries as it travels through your body. If the force gets higher, it leads to hypertension (high blood pressure) which can cause damage to the arteries, resulting in pregnancy complications for you and your baby; other life-threatening issues include stroke, aneurysm and heart attack.
At Marie Stopes, we understand that many people avoid getting an HIV test because they are afraid of the result. There’s no need to be afraid; get tested and know your status. HIV is preventable, and you can reduce your risk by knowing your status. Early detection means early treatment and better outcomes. In this…
Endometriosis is a gynaecological medical condition whereby the tissue that forms the lining of your uterus grows outside of the uterine cavity; the lining is known as the endometrium.
Childbirth is possibly the most personal experience for women. Today, there are more childbirth options for expectant mothers than ever before including: vaginal births, home births, elective Cesarean section and even water births which can be performed at home – let’s explore the different options for you to decide which one suits you best.
‘I’m HIV+, I have AIDS.’ ‘All contraception prevents STIs.’ There is unfortunately a lot of false information regarding HIV, AIDS and STIs, which can lead to unnecessary infection. Marie Stopes South Africa is dedicated to ensuring you have access – and resources – to safeguard your sexual and reproductive health.
Your doctor has told you that you’re pregnant. Congratulations! Celebrate with friends and family into the early hours of the morning…but don’t drink any alcohol; consumption of alcohol can cause irreparable damage to your unborn baby.
‘Better the balance, better the world.’ This uplifting statement expresses the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day which takes place on 8 March 2019. The theme focuses on the need for continued efforts by everyone, no matter where you are, to create a gender-balanced world.