Category: Women’s Health

#PinkDiaries: From fear to champions – Breast cancer battles from SA women

Posted on Oct 19, 2020 by ADVERTORIAL

As the month of October goes pink, South African women are talking about the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, ...

Why do women gain weight during menopause?

Posted on Oct 16, 2020 by The Conversation

During menopause, hormonal changes can affect the way fat is distributed in the body, but ageing is more ...

Why many South African mothers give up breastfeeding their babies so soon

Posted on Oct 14, 2020 by The Conversation

Globally, numerous policies and programmes have been put in place to promote and support breastfeeding. South Africa has ...

CBD oil in your lube? What you need to know before you oil up

Posted on Oct 9, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Put the thoughts of dizzying psychedelic sex out of your mind Cheeba Africa CBD will enhance your sexual ...

Period sex: Should you be doing it?

Posted on Oct 6, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

 While sex isn’t on the cards for many women during ‘that time of the month’, Dr Phumzile Mkhize ...

5 Things you can do to reduce your risk of breast cancer

Posted on Oct 5, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

How then do you prevent cancer? According to Cancer.org there precautions you can take to improve your health ...

What causes breast cancer? Sorting fact from fiction

Posted on Oct 5, 2020 by The Conversation

what do women believe causes breast cancer? And what scientific support is there for these beliefs?

Do you really need a feminine wash?

Posted on Sep 30, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Many women start using feminine washes for many different reasons, but according to Alberton based GP Dr Phumzile ...

UTIs: That burning sensation when you pee

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

UTI's are common and can become a repeated irritation. Here's what you need to know about UTI's , ...

From energy levels to metabolism: Understanding your menstrual cycle can be key to achieving exercise goals

Posted on Sep 28, 2020 by The Conversation

We know different phases of the menstrual cycle, due to the fluctuation of hormones, can affect metabolism and ...

Why it’s hard to lose weight when you have PCOS

Posted on Sep 25, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

PCOS is a reproductive disorder, but it’s effects go beyond your fertility. PCOS can affect your skin, hair ...

3 Things your daughter needs to know about PCOS

Posted on Sep 23, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Here’s what you and your daughter both need to understand about PCOS...

The Zodwa Wabantu treatment: Things you need to know about vaginal tightening

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Zodwa Wabantu is not the only woman concerned about the tightness of her vagina, the growing number of ...

PCOS Awareness Month: Managing symptoms & seeking help #BreakTheSilence empowers millions

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 by ADVERTORIAL

It is estimated that 8 – 13% of women are affected by PCOS, many of whom may not ...

Post-menopause? Hit the weights, not the treadmill

Posted on Sep 7, 2020 by The Conversation

Forget pilates, yoga or even taking a brisk walk in the park. Women over the age of 50 ...

Decode your period: What does spotting mean?

Posted on Sep 4, 2020 by A4W Contributor

What spotting means and what you can do about it at home...

Aubrey O’Day: Body-shaming or extreme filters? Fans & the singer have their say…

Posted on Sep 4, 2020 by Megan van den Heever

Should celebs be more accountable to the images they portray on social media? That's the question fans are ...

Body Positive debate gets heated: Should ‘skinny’ girls be included? Former Miss SA finalist shares her thoughts

Posted on Sep 2, 2020 by Megan van den Heever

Should the Body Positivity movement embrace women of all body sizes, or just women whose bodies are being ...

THIS is what women need to fight cancer – Oncologist shares her best advice

Posted on Aug 28, 2020 by A4W Contributor

According to a medical oncologist, Dr Keo Tabane, one of the main reasons for this high mortality rate ...

Menstrual cups: The good, the bad & the bloody – What you need to know before using them

Posted on Aug 26, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Menstrual cups are one of the growing numbers of eco-friendly and budget-friendly menstrual solutions available to women...

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