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.

ECHO study brings good and bad news

A member of the five-person ECHO management committee that leads the ECHO Study, Prof Rees said, “After decades of uncertainty,

Circumcision lowers STI risk in women – study

Male circumcision may help reduce women’s risk of contracting various sexually transmitted diseases as well as cervical cancer, according to

C-sections deadliest in Africa

The finding that C-sections were 50 times deadlier for African women, made headlines across the world when the Maternal and