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Hello readers, we are excited to introduce our monthly chats LIVE on Facebook  starting  on Saturday, 04 September 2021 at 11amSAST/12pmEAT. Live chats will be exploring topics related to sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence. We want to hear your questions, concerns and experiences! Please follow us  @InsideMyPurse and be sure not to miss these…

How my period journey became less painful

It was a normal high school day, and I was chatting away with my friends in between class breaks when I suddenly felt an uncomfortable abdominal pain. There was not much I could do so I ignored the pain throughout the day even though it was persistent. As usual, after school we all went to…

Maybe One Day: Dream of My Future

“Thanks for coming” It was as if the voices came from miles away. My eyes darted from left to right as I looked for a boda boda that would take me to town. I spent the previous night drinking, dancing, and laughing with friends I hadn’t seen in a while. It had been a long time…

Contraception during the Covid-19 epidemic

When international news began to be flooded with reports of a rising number of coronavirus infections at the beginning of this year, the virus seemed to me like a distant threat that was unlikely to reach Africa. In retrospect, I realize that was very naïve! South Africa recorded its first case of COVID-19 on March…

New Year, New Me, New Purse!

It is the end of January. Does that mean you are too late to squeeze one more resolution for the new year? I don’t think so. The beginning of each year is the perfect time to set goals, make changes, have a fresh start, let go of bad habits, get that skin glow, lose weight…