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contraception

Sexual Health
August 30, 2020

Nine months after the night before the morning after pill

The first week of September is one of the most popular weeks for unprotected sex in South Africa. We don’t know if it’s the smell of blossoms in the air, the first rays of sun or those floral skirts parading the streets, but this time of year, people everywhere are getting it on.
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Skin
March 20, 2019

Is your medication causing acne?

If you have acne, you are not alone. While doctors don’t always know the cause of acne, they do know that changing hormone levels, genes and some cosmetics may play a role. Certain medication can also be to blame.
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Birth Control
July 18, 2017

The basics of birth control

Today, there are more options than ever to prevent pregnancy – and stay sexually safe. With guidance from your doctors and the many options to choose from, you can go for a birth control of your choice that will fit your budget and lifestyle. The job of birth control is to keep the sperm and egg apart during sexual intercourse. Here’s what you need to know about the most popular methods. Remember, contraceptives don’t protect you from sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS. So, it’s still a good idea to always use a condom as well. Method How it works Good…
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Birth Control
July 6, 2016

Surgical methods of contraception

In my 1st blog post we covered methods of contraceptives that don’t involve medical interventions, and in the 2nd, we looked at barrier methods which prevent pregnancy and STDs. From there we moved onto hormonal methods of contraceptives, and here, in our final blog post we cover surgical “irreversible” methods of contraception. (more…)
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Sexual Health
December 13, 2015

Safe sex during the holidays

December is time for you to take a break from the daily grind! It’s a month of relaxation, fun and spending time with loved ones. It’s also a time where people let go a little and may take more risks than they usually do. Those late-night get-togethers can lead to unprotected sex, which, in turn, could lead to an unexpected surprise 9 months down the line. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
November 6, 2015

How birth control pills affect your weight

Wondering what’s going on? Do those jeans you used to look great in, just seem too tight now? No longer feeling confident enough to wear your bikini this summer? If you’re on a birth control pill, you’re probably asking yourself: “Is my contraception making me gain weight?” (more…)
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General knowledge
December 15, 2014

What you asked our doctors this year

Each week we receive a number of questions from users on our Facebook page. These questions come from people from all over the world, and you’d be surprised to see how many people have the same problems. We took a look at 5 of the most commonly asked questions and had one of our doctors answer them. Take a look: (more…)
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Women's Health
August 27, 2014

Top 3 bad health habits women need to break!

Okay, so we all have bad habits, but now is a good time to set things straight. Dr Lynelle Hoeks takes a look at three bad habits that all women should quit. (more…)
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