Exposing Illegal and Unsafe Abortion Providers in Cape Town
Marie Stopes South Africa Blog
by Nikita Mynhardt
6M ago
When you search for “abortion Cape Town,” the results can be overwhelming. Websites, Facebook pages, and enticing reviews may make these providers seem legitimate, but beware of the hidden dangers lurking beneath the surface. In the quest to protect women from illegal and hazardous practices, Marie Stopes delves into the alarming reality of Cape Town’s illegal abortion providers and scammers. The Deceptive Facade Many of these illegal abortion providers create a façade of legitimacy, complete with websites, social media presence, and even customer reviews. However, appearances can be deceiving ..read more
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Empowering Girls: Marie Stopes South Africa Partners With Girl Effect’s Big Sis Program
Marie Stopes South Africa Blog
by Nikita Mynhardt
6M ago
  Hey there, beautiful souls! Are you looking for a safe space to get answers to those burning questions on sex, relationships, mental wellbeing, sexual and reproductive health and rights, you might be too shy to ask anyone else? Well, look no further because Marie Stopes South Africa has partnered with Girl Effect’s Big Sis chatbot just for you! Girl Effect: Empowering Adolescent Girls Before we dive into the incredible collaboration, let’s take a moment to understand what Girl Effect is and the amazing work they do. Girl Effect is an international non-profit organization that is passio ..read more
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Empowering Women’s Wellness: Marie Stopes South Africa Shines at CTICC Sex Expo
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by Nikita Mynhardt
1y ago
By Marie Stopes South Africa Picture this: a lively, buzzing Sex Expo filled with vendors showcasing their jaw-dropping goodies. Amidst the sea of excitement, Marie Stopes South Africa set up our very own women’s wellness clinic. It was like stepping into a wonderland of knowledge and empowerment! We firmly believe that reproductive health is a vital ingredient in the recipe for overall well-being. Our clinic served as a safe haven where visitors could explore their bodies, ask questions, and discover the superpowers within them. It was a game-changer, challenging taboos and creating a positiv ..read more
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Breaking Barriers: Marie Stopes SA Launches #FreeAbortionPill Campaign to Promote Safe and Legal Access to Care
Marie Stopes South Africa Blog
by Nikita Mynhardt
1y ago
By Marie Stopes South Africa Access to safe abortion services is crucial for women. At Marie Stopes, our mission is to provide safe, confidential, and guaranteed abortion services. Unfortunately, South Africa is still overrun by illegal operators who sell dodgy abortion pills to women on the streets, as evidenced by the numerous abortion posters that pollute our neighborhoods. To address this issue, Marie Stopes South Africa has decided to make abortion pills available to women for free. We offer the abortion pills for free along with a paid-for professional nurse consultation and ultrasound ..read more
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Why are my breasts painful?
Marie Stopes South Africa Blog
by Michelle
2y ago
Feeling a twinge of pain in your breasts can be a worry, but breast pain is common and on its own is rarely a symptom of anything serious. Hormonal changes related to your periods is often the reason why your breasts might feel tender but there are other causes too. Having large breasts, breastfeeding or exercising without the right bra can all result in sore breasts.  Read on to find out about the reasons for breast pain, and what you can do about them. Is my period making my breasts sore? It’s normal for your breasts to be painful in the week or two weeks before your period. This is a s ..read more
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How can I keep my vagina healthy?
Marie Stopes South Africa Blog
by Michelle
2y ago
When you talk about taking good care of your body, you don’t always think about your vagina. But knowing how to look after your vagina can help to keep it comfortable and free from infection. So if you’ve ever wondered how to keep your vagina clean, whether you should be washing it after sex or even if vaginal steaming is safe, then read on. How do I clean my vagina? Step away from the soap as your vagina keeps itself clean, all on its own. From puberty, your vagina self-cleans with the help of normal discharge and good bacteria, called lactobacilli. These help to keep your vagina healthy and ..read more
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STI Facts: 4 Things You Need to Know
Marie Stopes South Africa Blog
by Marie Stopes South Africa
2y ago
When it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), there may not be any warning signs. If you can’t answer “yes” to the question: are you having safe sex? – then you need to know that more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections are acquired every day worldwide. Much of this is preventable, and you can greatly reduce your chances of contracting an STI if you choose to practice safe sex all the time. Maybe you haven’t been infected all this time, and you start to think it can’t happen to you, here are 4 STI facts you need to know. Women Are More Susceptible Than Men Women face high ..read more
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Don’t Miss Your Women’s Wellness Visit: Sign up for Telemedicine
Marie Stopes South Africa Blog
by Marie Stopes South Africa
2y ago
The past year and a half has been a tumultuous time for lot of people as the pandemic has ushered in a new normal, changing our lives in more ways than one. A large part of that involves managing almost every aspect of life with a large number of hours spent being at home, which adds an extra layer of complication to our routines. Due to this, it’s more important to make sure you’re taking time to care for yourself by staying up-to-date with your women’s wellness visits and screenings. Marie Stopes continue to offer Telemedicine, which help with issues like birth control and abortion medicatio ..read more
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What is Bacterial Vaginosis?
Marie Stopes South Africa Blog
by Marie Stopes South Africa
2y ago
Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of vaginal infection and inflammation. It is most prevalent in women who are in their reproductive years, but it can affect women of any age. It frequently develops after unprotected sexual intercourse with a new partner, and is extremely rare for a woman to have it if she has never had intercourse. Causes of Bacterial Vaginosis When there’s an imbalance of naturally occurring bacterial flora found in a woman’s vagina, bacterial vaginosis can occur. Bacterial vaginosis results from the overgrowth of one of several bacteria, where it cases the imbala ..read more
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HIV PrEP: What is it and How Does It Work?
Marie Stopes South Africa Blog
by Marie Stopes South Africa
2y ago
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is a medication taken once daily to prevent the development of HIV. It’s primarily intended for people who don’t have HIV, but have extremely high chances of contracting the disease. PrEP can reduce the possibility of catching HIV by up to 90 percent if used consistently. Read on to learn more about PrEP medications and how they help lower the chances of contracting HIV. How does PrEP work in preventing HIV? The antiviral medications found in PrEP drugs are called nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). These work to stop th ..read more
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