Health Minister takes on SDA Hospital over contraceptives


The Minister of Health, Dorcas Makgato-Malesu has said that a Kanye hospital is undermining efforts to fight HIV/AIDS by refusing to give contraceptives to unmarried people.

She said that the decision by the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Hospital is unfortunate. The church-run hospital adheres to a doctrine that stipulates that people should only indulge in sex when they are married. 

This suggests that, as reported in Echo newspaper recently, the hospital would not assist unmarried patients with access to contraceptives, including condoms.

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