SA’s latest innovation in emergency contraception

“The reality, when it comes to the menstrual cycle, is that as much as the cycle is predictable, ovulation is

Vaginal candidiasis risk factors

Sexual transmission is possible but unusual. Vaginal candida infections are not usually transmitted sexually. They are often listed among sexually

SASOG publishes COVID-19 guidelines

Our first responsibility is to help prevent the rapid spread of infection, in order to increase our ability to provide

Thrush 101

HOW THRUSH DEVELOPS A weak immune system can encourage the fungus, as can the contraceptive pill, pregnancy, diabetes, and wearing

1 in 5 women have pelvic floor damage

A study in Ethiopia and research in the US found that at least one in five women suffer from pelvic

Female incontinence

Usually, the muscles at the neck of the bladder form a tight seal to hold the urine in without leaks.

Worldwide lack of investment in breastfeeding

In 1998 the South African Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS) found that just 7% of infants under the age of

9 tips to deal with menopause

  2. Ask your doctor “No woman should be suffering from menopausal symptoms in this day and age,” said Dr

Early diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer is vital

Breast cancer treatments Since 2008, there has been a 22% increase in new breast cancer diagnosis.2 Even with the rise, the

Obs and Gynae Society intervenes to improve quality of women’s health in SA

“The implementation of the BetterGyn programme means that we will have covered the entire spectrum of women’s health issues and

Twin pregnancy: answers from an expert

DO TWINS SHARE A PLACENTA AND AN AMNIOTIC SAC? “While some twins may share a placenta and an amniotic sac,

Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers

Breastfeeding has previously been shown to reduce the risk of postpartum depression and the risk of certain cancers in women.