I am a young medical doctor who hails from Bonteheuwel, Cape Flats, and was raised by a single mother. I graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2018 and then completed my internship at Paarl Hospital and Community Service at Mowbray Maternity Hospital. During these years of serving, I realised my passion for women’s health and started a business called The F-word.
The core of my business is educating females on their reproductive health and menstrual hygiene. Being exposed to many social ills in the Cape Flats, I believe that females need to be empowered through education and given equal opportunities to live out their dreams.
My dream is to see the teenage/unplanned pregnancy rate in Africa decrease so that more females can finish school, become successful, control their reproduction and make informed decisions about their bodies and futures.
Becoming a doctor always seemed impossible so I never dreamed of becoming a doctor but as I grew older, I realised that it is my responsibility to rise above my circumstances and set an example and standard for girls younger than me. So, I worked hard and (with a bit of faith) applied to study Medicine.
I currently work as a General Practitioner heading up the MypocketHealth virtual care platform. I aspire to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as I enjoy working with women.
As a doctor, I am responsible for educating my patient on their health conditions and maintaining wellness. I try to speak to women about their reproductive and menstrual health because I feel that patients don’t know whom they can speak to about those issues. Hence, the motivation behind starting The F-word it stands for Female, Freedom, and Flow.