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Women with obstetric and vaginal fistula face a painful and shameful existence in Rwanda, as they find it hard to access the medical expertise they need.
Hundreds of women have signed a petition to voice their concern that some members of the Egyptian parliament are trying to legalise female genital mutilation (FGM), reports France 24.
New scientific research has found there is a heightened risk of birth defects in infants conceived using infertility treatments.
The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, compared 302,811 pregnancies which included natural conceptions, as well as those achieved with IVF, intracytoplasmic sperm injection and gamete intrafallopian transfers.
South Africa has exceeded its own antiretroviral therapy (ART) targets by administering the drugs to almost 80 per cent of eligible adults.
A study conducted at the University of Cape Town recorded how between 2007 and 2011, the number of patients receiving ART increased from 47,500 to 1.79 million.
A Zimbabwean senator has sparked outrage by stating the country's HIV prevention policy should be based upon making woman less attractive.
The number of deaths associated with childbirth has reduced by 50 per cent over the past 20 years, but more still needs to be done.
HIV drugs have been shown to be effective in reducing the incidence of pre-cancerous cervical lesions in infected women in South Africa.
New scientific research published in the Public Library of Science has concluded that HIV drug tenofovir is safe to use during pregnancy.
There is a significant presence of both sexually transmitted infections and malaria among pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine conducted a meta-analysis of scientific data collected from the past 20 years.
People infected with HIV are four times more likely to suffer a sudden cardiac death than the rest of the population.
A new ten-year study from the University of California, San Francisco, is the first to investigate the link between the two conditions.
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