ABORTION PROVIDERS APPRECIATION DAY: SOUTH AFRICA

Today, 12 March 2019, the SRJC hosted an event in Lentegeur Hospital in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health, to celebrate abortion providers, along with Triangle Projects, Mothers4Future, medical students and abortion providers from the Western Cape. Some 70 providers, mostly nurses, attended. Provincial Minister of Health, Nomafrench Mbombo, spoke and said abortion should be […]

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*Article published by e-Health News Top three parties’ position on sexual & reproductive justice Do you know what your favourite political party’s stance is on sex work, gender-based violence and abortion? So, what do the ANC, EFF and DA all have in common when it comes to sexual and reproductive justice? All three political parties […]

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Elect to protect reproductive Justice

  We are calling on the 3 major political parties to support an increase in the sexual and reproductive health budget for 2020 and use their power as members of parliament and the political party leader to lobby for an increase before voting day on 8 May. Why is this important? YOUR CALL TO REPRODUCTIVE […]

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Abortion stigma still rife

Article by The City Press. “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 […]

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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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