Need contraceptives, ladies? We got you.

Family planning (deciding when to be pregnant, how often, and by whom) is essential at this time; you need the sex for stress and boredom relief but you don’t need the stresses of being pregnant and everything that comes after it. And simply put, some women just don’t want to be pregnant for the man they’re […]

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COVID-19: Home remedies for abortions?

Since COVID-19 locked us indoors, a lot of women have been asking me for advice on how to do home remedies, or where to access abortion services during this social distancing period when health services have all been re-focused to the pandemic. The article was written to inform Guyanese women who are searching for home […]

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What does an abortion in Guyana look like?

This. This is what most abortions look like. 5 pills. That’s all. How is it done?  Abortions are legal in Guyana and safe once done by a trained doctor. Most abortions are done within the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. An ultrasound is done to ascertain the gestational term of the pregnancy; this helps the […]

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Gay, Bi? Dafaq am I?

Let me begin this by saying, I’m gay. Confidently gay! I’ve always known this ever since I was a child, despite me never having a name for it other than knowing I’m “girly”. This was not what I called myself, I only knew this because schoolmates described me as such.  Yea, I was girly. I […]

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When You Say Decriminalize, What Do You Even Mean?

What does decriminalizing same-sex intimacy really mean in Guyana? The question above is the finish line; let’s begin this conversation at the starter block. What is same-sex intimacy? Intimacy is often described as closeness, attachment, connection between two people; it can also mean sexual relations between two people. Same-sex intimacy is, as the term connotes, […]

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Bess vs. Equality & Justice

So I recently had a run-in with a magistrate. Sounds exciting right? Wrong!! The experience was equal parts ludicrous and alarming. The utterances that came out of the mouth of this “learned” person were completely disheartening.  This encounter happened on Thursday, March 2 when I appeared at the court to bear witness to Petronella’s case. […]

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Brickdam for Mash: That Making Any Sense?

Hi, I’m the HER in “His Take, Her Take” and for our first feature we will be discussing the new and controversial route for Mashramani 2017 and the comments made by Minister within the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth & Sport, Nicolette Henry, in this Guyana Chronicle article.

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