World Contraception Day: A fact-guide on protected sex
Health / Reproductive health

World Contraception Day: A fact-guide on protected sex

The 26th Septemeber was World Contraception Day. This awareness day was created in order to further ensure that education around safe sex is carried out all over the world. This infogrpahic outlines some of the contraceptive methods available to women. To view larger follow this link: https://magic.piktochart.com/output/8110905-contraception-fact-guide Advertisements Continue reading

Health Care Centre steps up on contraception
Diseases / Lifestyle / Reproductive health / Women

Health Care Centre steps up on contraception

Rhodes Health Care Centre has set down plans to begin introducing Implant contraception to the contraceptive services it offers to students. Currently the Health Care Centre offers various forms of contraception for women. These include the combined oral contraceptive pills offered by the Health Department, Triphasel and Nordette. These are available to all students for … Continue reading

Teenage pregnancy in rural communities: why is it happening?
Physical / Reproductive health / Research / Women

Teenage pregnancy in rural communities: why is it happening?

Post-grad Pharmacy student Nomsa Chemuru is currently working on a project to prevent teenage pregnancy in the rural communities of Glenmore and Dwayana. Continuing a project that started three years ago, Chemuru was tasked with developing a manual for community care workers to use in facilitating the prevention of teenage pregnancy. Using the pan-3 model, … Continue reading

Health Care centre hold successful Sexual Health Open Day
Diseases / Human Rights / Lifestyle / Physical / Reproductive health / Women

Health Care centre hold successful Sexual Health Open Day

The Rhodes Health Care Centre held a Sexual Health Open Day today for anyone on campus who wanted to come and learn more about various aspects of sexual health. While not well attended by students, a significant portion for the Rhodes support staff, mainly from the Grounds and Gardens, were in attendance. “Sexual Health is … Continue reading

Contraception: The Female Condom
Diseases / Lifestyle / Reproductive health / Series

Contraception: The Female Condom

It’s not pretty but it’s effective Female condoms are big and intimidating, to say the least. But these days, female condoms are a useful alternative to the chemical birth control methods out there. Thosewho are not comfortable with hormone altering methods can look to female condoms to take charge of their sexual health. Female condoms … Continue reading