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How to choose the right type of contraceptive for you

Posted on Aug 11, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Using contraceptives that are right for you means taking control of your reproductive health...

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Being body positive starts with being kinder to yourself

Posted on Aug 6, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Bra and lingerie specialist Sarah Swainson of Sarah Elizabeth shares her thoughts on building body positivity and self-care in commemoration ...

‘Women’s problems’ you should never ignore

Posted on Aug 4, 2020 by A4W Contributor

When things aren’t going as they should, it’s easy to ignore it and put it down to simply ...

Perinatal depression: “My harrowing journey to diagnosis… and help”

Posted on Jul 23, 2020 by Sasha Wyatt-Minter

Lauren Shapiro was excited to be pregnant again, but she had no idea how different this pregnancy would ...

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4 Factors that make women at higher risk for heart disease

Posted on Jul 9, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Research suggests that women are at higher risk of heart disease. Here are factors that increase women's risks ...

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We tracked Soweto mothers-to-be to find out more about diet and obesity patterns

Posted on Jun 26, 2020 by The Conversation

Obese women, or those with gestational diabetes (glucose intolerance beginning or first recognised during pregnancy), are more likely ...

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HIV and high blood pressure in pregnancy: we’re tracing the connections

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 by The Conversation

The leading cause of maternal deaths is hypertension, or high blood pressure. This condition is also known as ...

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Join #1976girls and help provide 1976 girls with a 3-month supply of pads

Posted on Jun 5, 2020 by A4W Contributor

#1976girls is a campaign to give 1976 girls a 3 month supply of pads on 16 June...

Middle-life crisis: Why some middle-aged women develop eating disorders

Middle-life crisis: Why some middle-aged women develop eating disorders

Posted on May 28, 2020 by Monique Warner

It’s not only teenagers who feel the pressure to be skinny, anyone is at risk of developing an ...

Marie Stopes SA launches Telemedicine Consultation Service

Posted on May 26, 2020 by PRESS

Marie Stopes South Africa announced, in April, the launch of its Telemedicine Consultation Service in response to the ...

Your genes may cause you to gain weight on certain forms of birth control

Posted on May 22, 2020 by A4W Contributor

It's true, your genetic make-up may cause you to gain weight on certain forms of birth control. So ...

Breast milk packs powerful immune boosting punch

Healthcare for moms and newborns during the pandemic

Posted on May 19, 2020 by PRESS

Understandably, COVID-19 panic, as well as the lockdown regulations, have had an impact on pregnant women, new moms ...

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Vaccine could eradicate a leading cause of female cancer deaths

Posted on Apr 28, 2020 by PRESS

While the race is on for a COVID-19 vaccine, there’s a vaccine for the leading cause of female ...

Marie Stopes South launches telemedicine consultations

Marie Stopes South launches telemedicine consultations

Posted on Apr 21, 2020 by PRESS

In response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Marie Stopes South Africa has launched a telemedicine consultation service...

Health experts disagree that drinking milk causes breast cancer

Health experts disagree that drinking milk causes breast cancer

Posted on Mar 9, 2020 by PRESS

A recent study suggests that drinking a cup of milk a day increases a women’s risk of breast ...

Study: Drinking milk may increase your breast cancer risk

Study: Drinking milk may increase your breast cancer risk

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 by Watch This

Milk may not be as good as we thought – research has found that drinking dairy milk may ...

Eating fruit and veg may reduce menopause symptoms

Eating fruit and veg may reduce menopausal symptoms

Posted on Feb 26, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Could an apple day keep the hot flushes away? A new study has found that a diet rich ...

Let’s talk about periods: Here’s what SA youth are asking Sho Madjozi’s chatbot

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 by PRESS

Almost 40 000 young South Africans are seeking advice from Sho Madjozi’s Menstrual Education Chatbot...

6 Things you didn’t know about your vagina (but definitely should)

Posted on Feb 10, 2020 by ADVERTORIAL

Here are six things that every woman should know about her vagina to make sure that everything’s as ...

5 Tips for moms looking to get healthy (and fit!) this year

Posted on Feb 4, 2020 by Lara Bestbier

Making time to exercise and making healthy eating a priority is important for your well-being, and in turn ...

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