As South Africa joins the global community in fighting a pandemic, this presents an opportune moment to also reflect holistically on our health system, especially health services for womxn. As today marks World Health Day, it’s also important to remind ourselves of the importance of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for our overall health and well-being. By Angelica Pino, Programmes Director, Sonke Gender Justice.
The current state sexual and reproductive rights for transgender people is complicated — with ground-breaking legislation on one hand, but poor communication about what is offered by healthcare facilities and practical barriers to access care on the other.
With a lack of sound facts, many learners navigate their sexual identities in murky waters. Now that parents can choose to exclude their children from comprehensive sexual education, it’s about to get murkier.
Most of the country’s attention is focussed on condom use to prevent HIV, but other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain a serious problem — and can exacerbate risk of HIV infection.
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.