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Sexual Reproduction Health, Pregnancy Test and Termination Of Pregnancy Written by Berlina Lerutoane, Advocacy & Lobbying Coordinator Sexual Reproduction Health (SRH) is a very personal subject; Good sexual and reproductive health means having a safe and fulfilling sex life, with the freedom to decide whether or not you want to reproduce and at what time in your life. In South Africa we are a country that has services that are inadequate and unfriendly in most of our health facilities, people may have trouble finding or asking for accurate information about SRH. Access to clear advice and information on sexual health is crucial, as is being able to choose from a range of contraceptive options without facing any stigma or discrimination. It is also important to have access to maternal health services during pregnancy and childbirth, to ensure a safe pregnancy for both mother and child. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL BLOG
Reducing Gender Inequality and Gender Based Violence Written by Khanyisile Ngema In the last decade, the issues of gender inequality has always been the issue of discussion. During the Covid19 pandemic gender based violence escalating greatly and affecting more South Africans. To understand the issue of gender, it is very important to understand the definition of gender and gender equity. Therefore, gender signifies the social, cultural and economic attributes and opportunities associated with being a male or female, whereas gender equity refers to the fairness to both males and female. Moreover, promoting equity needs one to employ the strategies that will compensate for women’s social and historical disadvantages that prohibited females and males from operating on an equal level. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL BLOG
Mental Illness Awareness and Psychological Support Written by Ash-Leigh “Lex” LaFoy (BSocSci Psych. Phil) Project Facilitator and Youth Health Advocate, Show Me Your Number We as South African’s have a long-winded relationship with Psychology and Mental Health. When looking at the most psychologically influential movements of our time, it is noteworthy to know that Mr Hendrik Verwoerd - The very architect of the Apartheid System – was not only a Psychology and Philosophy graduate, having attained a doctorate in Philosophy, he also returned to his home country (Amsterdam) in 1928 to lecture at his old university, where he was appointed as the chair of Applied Psychology and six years later also became Professor of Sociology and Social Work. So essentially we’re speaking about someone who was highly educated on human behaviour, who figured out a way to rewire the minds of the masses to serve his racist agenda. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL BLOG
Different Methods of Contraceptives Written by Berlina Lerutoane, Advocacy & Lobbying Coordinator Our young people in South Africa are not educated about the various forms of Prevention methods they can access in their local health facilities, hence we come across young people complaining about the high rate of teenage pregnancy they encounter in their communities in our various districts of implementation. The high rate of teenage pregnancy is an issue that can be dealt with if our local clinics were suitable and accessible for young people, meaning a youth friendly service in every local clinic is ideal. There are various contraceptives that young people can access in their local health facility that they don’t know about… CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL BLOG
Effects of Contraceptives during the Covid 19 times Written by Berlina Lerutoane, Advocacy & Lobbying Coordinator Since the sudden spread of covid 19, many public services have been interrupted including critical services such as these related to Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH). What was initially meant to be a 21-day lockdown turned to be prolonged. There was confusion as to which services are essential and which ones are not, young people were turned away and told that clinics are attending to Covid 19 related matters. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL BLOG
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