Lack of proper training on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) leads to a high rate of accidental pregnancies within the first year of use. In South Africa as many as 600 000 women experience unwanted pregnancies due to contraceptive failure. Globally the rated of accidental pregnancies is 40%. This should not have to be.
Zanele Mhlanga* , 31, from Ermelo in the Gert Sibande district is a mother of three, has been married for nine years and is a business owner. She was diagnosed with HIV two-and-a-half years ago, and believes she was infected by her husband. She tells her story.