Transgender people are one of the key populations identified as being at a higher risk of HIV – but they face stigma from society and healthcare workers. One transgender man explains why his community “needs attention now”.
There’s a new sex toy in town – an erotic accessory that increases sexual pleasure and keeps you safe. Because it’s such a potent weapon in combatting HIV the government is distributing them to all corners of the country. Now they just have to persuade young people to use them.
More than 20 million young women are not accessing contraception globally, resulting in about 10 million unintended pregnancies each year, according to a new report by US reproductive health and rights organisation Guttmacher Institute.
A Chinese dried fruit delicacy is selling like hot cakes in the Free State as women believe the fruit will give them tighter, more youthful vaginas. Experts say the obsession with the mythical tight vagina says as about our understanding of anatomy as it does about our times.
While locals are still reeling about the suicide of 14-year-old Klara Göttert, who took her life at Northgate Mall this week, another mother in the Free State’s rural town of Bethlehem is also mourning the death by suicide of her 18-year-old daughter.
Knowledge of the Constitution is enabling young lesbian women on the East Rand to fight for their rights and to ‘walk tall’ in the face of persecution. They are eking out spaces for themselves through small daily acts of defiance.
When Khensane met Craig* it was love at first sight and the couple soon became engaged, unwillingness to talk about what’s going on between the sheets threatens to destroy their happy union even before they walk down the isle.
More than one in ten gay or bisexual male students report that they have been the target of campus violence because of their sexual orientation, according to the first national survey of sexual orientation and HIV risk on South African campuses released yesterday.
Ntokozo Mathonsi, 18, says she should not have to wear a skirt to get an education. About two weeks after Ntokozo and seven other girls were suspended from an East Rand high school, the girls are back to school after the Department of Education intervened.