Health

The penis diaries Don’t deny it. Ever since you first saw those penis enlargement adverts at every traffic light and pasted all over the walls, the big letters screaming “Add centimetres!” you’ve always wondered: Could I be bigger? Male patients often ask me about. They say they’ll do anything to…
Understanding Midwives and Midwifery Historically midwifery is a very old profession. Dating back to as long as humans have existed. Long before it was a professional career, experienced women in the community were responsible for caring for mothers in labour and childbirth. These are now known as traditional midwives in…
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) What are common signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? What causes PCOS? What is insulin resistance? What can high levels of androgens lead to? What can irregular menstrual periods lead to? What are the health risks for women with PCOS? Are treatments available for…
The low-down on Family Planning by Sr Victoria Black of Protea Nursing Services (proteanurse@outlook.com) You have just had a baby less than 2 months ago, you are visiting your midwife or obstetrician for a routine post-natal visit. The last thing you are thinking about right now, is having another baby,…
How to fight fair in your relationship - Conflict management in your relationship / marriage All couples have arguments, or rather fights. How you fight is the key to whether or not you will have a successful, long term relationship / marriage. Fighting fairly with respect for one another is…
Dr Megan Martin is a medical doctor and sexual health blogger. Megan is incredibly passionate about patient autonomy and education. She believes that every person, and womxn in particular, should have the power and knowledge to make informed decisions when it comes to their own health. She believes that at…
D R Tlaleng Mofokeng ( M B C H B ) Medical doctor, Author, SRHR expert Current job: Commissioner at the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) EDUCATION MBChB, UKZN, 2007 AREAS OF EXPERTISE Clinical Services, Public Health Policy, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Advocacy, Content Production LECTURES Gender Studies, West Virginia Wesleyan…
WHAT IS ANTENATAL CARE? An antenatal consultation is a medical interaction between a pregnant patient and a midwife or obstetrician. The goal of this consultation is to determine the well-being of mom and the unborn child by assessing the health of the pregnancy. This is done through physical examinations, history…
Dr Elna Rudolph is a Medical Doctor and Sexologist working exclusively in the field of sexual medicine. Having qualified as a medical doctor in 2005 at the University of Pretoria, she has been involved in Sexual Medicine on a full-time basis since 2010. She is extremely passionate about Sexual Health…
I was born and raised right in the suburbs of Johannesburg. Growing up I always knew that I was destined to work in healthcare, but I always had a special interest in the process of childbearing. Long before I even started my training as a nurse, I knew that I…
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Special interest in Sexual & Reproductive Health and Sexual Medicine. Dr Mpume Simelane was born in Kwanzimakwe, a village near Port Shepstone South Coast- KZN. She is not only a passionate Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, but also Founding Chair of Mics & Steths (Microphones &Stethoscopes) Legacy, a health…
What is Pre – ejaculate or Pre – cum? Pre-ejaculate, sometimes called precum, is a clear fluid that is released when a man becomes sexually aroused, but before he ejaculates. Sometimes, it can be seen at the tip of the penis, but many men don’t even notice it. The fluid…
HERPES WHAT CAUSES IT? Genital herpes is caused by Herpes simplex virus (HSV), either HSV-1 or HSV-2. HSV initially enters through the genitals, mouth or anus through tiny abrasions. The virus then enters nerve cells where it persists but is generally kept under control by immune cells in healthy skin.…
What causes sexual problems in women? Some common causes of sexual problems in women include the following: Aging—A woman’s libido (another term for interest in and desire for sex) and sexual activity sometimes decrease with age. This decrease is normal and usually is not a cause for concern, but problems…
Vaginismus OVERVIEW: For almost 150 years the term “Vaginismus” has been used to refer to a “vaginal muscles spasm” at the entrance of the vagina which causes a “persistent or recurrent difficulties of the woman to allow vaginal entry of the penis, finger, or any object, despite her expressed wish…
CASE STUDY: Dimakatso* (not her real name) is a 29 year old executive in a Top 100 company. No one would guess that under all those prefect Instagram and other social media pictures, she is a very unhappy and depressed young woman. She has been avoiding seeking any form of…