Abortion stigma still rife

Child abandonment remains a legacy in a context of social and economic inequalities and patriarchy in society. Studies have suggested that some key reasons for abandonment include a sense of desperation because of abject poverty and unemployment, the “breakdown” of the family, HIV/Aids, and stigmatisation because of cultural beliefs. This is often worsened by poor […]

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Fear of litigation, HIV risks push up C-section numbers

Fear of litigation, HIV risks push up C-section numbers Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni Obstetricians are very nervous to do deliveries because normal deliveries have a very high litigation rate, the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition explains. Are South African mothers being pushed towards caesarean-section births by doctors wary of botched natural births? While experts agreed that the […]

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Cultural De-colonization versus Liberal Approaches to Abortion in Africa: The Politics of Representation and Voice

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Cultural De-colonization versus Liberal Approaches to Abortion in Africa: The Politics of Representation and Voice DOI: 10.29063/ajrh2018/v22i2.5 Malvern, Chiweshe1* and Catriona Macleod2 African-based Post-doctoral Fellow for the London School of Economics and a Research Associate at the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction Research Programme at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa1; Distinguished […]

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Marion Stevens shares challenges about SRHR in South Africa

The Sexual Rights Initiative 39th session of the Human Rights Council. Marion Stevens, from the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (SRJC), tells us about the current SRHR challenges in South Africa, and the ways in which South Africa’s participation in multilateral spaces does not reflect its national and international human rights obligations and commitments. Watch […]

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