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Many young people are put off by the traditional attitudes of some clinic staff, especially in the area of sexual health. How can young people challenge these attitudes? South Africa has one of the most liberal and rights-protecting constitutions in the world. It’s internationally recognized for the laws, frameworks and policies it provides government institutions with to ensure the well-being of regular everyday citizens. However, at an everyday level, what does it mean? Do the rights enshrined in the constitution translate into action for the everyday South African? In the health sector, do constitutional rights – such as access to sexual healthcare – play out as the constitution dictates? Or do the opinions of health professionals impede the rollout of healthcare such as?
Live SA investigates.
Have you ever been denied a constitutional right due to the attitude of a practitioner? Have you experienced this in the health sector?
Tell us. #VoiceOfYouthENCA