World Health Organisation updates guidance on hormonal contraception

World Health Organisation updates guidance on hormonal contraception   Contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV Guidance statement Recommendations on contraceptive methods used by women at high risk of HIV Download the guidelines Source: WHO Guideline on hormonal Contraception WHO Guideline on hormonal Contraception Please follow and like us:

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An analysis of delays among women accessing second-trimester abortion in the public sector in South Africa

An analysis of delays among women accessing second-trimester abortion in the public sector in South Africa Abstract Objectives To identify key delays and associated factors in women’s pathway to second-trimester abortion that could inform strategies to increase earlier presentation. Study design We performed a secondary analysis using data collected from May 2012 to June 2013 as part […]

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I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic.

Original article by The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/opinion/sunday/cancel-culture-call-out.html I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic. There are better ways of doing social justice work. By Loretta Ross Today’s call-out culture is so seductive, I often have to resist the overwhelming temptation to clap back at people on social media who get on my nerves. […]

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NHI Bill must prioritise people, not private interest

NHI Bill must prioritise people, not private interest By Health-e News• 18 August 2019 At the centre of providing universal health care are people and ensuring equitable health services, but can the health minister prevent the private sector from hijacking National Health Insurance? HEALTH-E’s Sibongile Nkosi reports. There are no arguments that South Africa’s health system needs […]

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It’s time to make good on the promise of the Termination of Pregnancy Act

It’s time to make good on the promise of the Termination of Pregnancy Act  [image]Abortion advertising on a road sign in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town. (Photo: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp) Access to safe abortion services in South Africa is riddled with barriers that leave women to resort to seeking unsafe services with dire health consequences and even death. We […]

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UNAIDS welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director

Source: UNAIDS PRESS STATEMENT UNAIDS welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director GENEVA, 14 August 2019—UNAIDS warmly welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director. Ms Byanyima has more than 30 years of experience in political leadership, diplomacy and humanitarian engagement. “I am honoured to be joining UNAIDS as […]

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