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Health of born-free women still shackled by apartheid, say researchers

Health choices for many young black women are complicated by practical realities, study suggests

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When Ntombi Dingiso was diagnosed with high blood pressure at the age of 35, she was attaining her fate.

As a young black woman, the mother of five from Duncan Village in East London belongs to a population group – younger, black and less educated women – that is at the greatest risk of ill health, according to new research.

Findings by North West University suggest people’s lived experiences, stemming from apartheid policies, are much more influential on their wellbeing than any choices they are able to make...

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