A long-acting birth control patch?

2019-11-11 04:45

Researchers have developed a possible alternative to current long-acting contraceptives.

More millennials are ditching the pill and turning to a controversial 'contraceptive' of choice - but is it a good idea?

2019-09-26 20:45

Research shows that younger women are slowly turning away from hormonal contraception and opting more and more for the 'pull and pray' method, for various reasons.

Is it safe to order your birth control online?

2019-09-26 11:45

'Telecontraception' services allow women to get prescriptions for birth control pills (or contraceptive patches or rings) after completing an online questionnaire.

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Common contraceptive could raise TB risk, study finds

2019-04-18 14:52

Researchers from the University of Cape Town have found that the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera could potentially increase women's risk of contracting TB.

8 things you need to know about sex when you have an IUD

2019-04-05 16:31

Your sex life will change—for the better.

Women are no longer embarrassed to keep and display their own stash of condoms

2019-02-04 20:49

The taboo has been a part of the burden of contraception that's always been placed on women anyway.

Using hormonal contraceptives exposes women to a higher risk of depression, yet doctors never tell you this

2018-11-27 20:23

Depression is a major side effect of the Pill that women are seldom warned about.

Shocking prevalence of pregnancies, HIV infections in 9-19 year olds in Limpopo village

2018-10-20 07:00

Newly released statistics from rural clinics outside of Thohoyandou show that children as young as nine are falling pregnant or acquiring HIV infections.

Birth control pills for men? Here's what you need to know

2018-08-21 12:17

Men on the Pill? Sounds rather unlikely but actually, may soon be our reality. Although still in its trial phase, scientists say male hormonal contraception is looking rather promising. Here’s what you need to know about male birth control pills.

 

Should you be really worried that hormonal birth control will give you breast cancer?

2019-10-12 15:45

A new study links the Pill and hormonal IUDs to cancer. But we asked a doc to weigh in.

Things you should know about contraception

2019-09-26 11:51

Are you clued up on your sexual and reproductive health, along with contraception and which options are available to you?

The first clinical trial of a male contraceptive gel is starting in the UK, and it could mean an alternative to the pill

2019-06-26 16:47

The trial requires couples to use the gel — which is rubbed into the shoulders and chest — as their only form of contraception for 12 months.

'I got pregnant on the Mirena – and almost died'

2019-04-23 12:03

'The stats indicated to me that falling pregnant was so rare I just never believed I could be.'

5 things you probably didn't know about birth control pills

2019-04-17 20:30

Like how some meds might make them less effective.

Black women have lower IVF success rates than white women - we find out why

2019-02-21 10:11

A recent study has revealed that clinical pregnancy loss is 24% higher for black women compared to white women. We weigh in on what could be the reason behind this.

Contraception: the way you take the pill has more to do with the pope than your health

2019-01-31 14:59

The way women have been advised to take the combined contraceptive pill for the last 60 years unnecessarily increases the likelihood of taking it incorrectly, leaving them at risk from unplanned pregnancy.

More women and girls than ever before in Africa are making the voluntary choice to use contraception in their everyday lives

2018-11-16 12:19

Better family planning can break the cycle of poverty and drive new economic growth.

"Men should have the ability to control their own fertility": Readers respond to birth control pills for men

2018-08-24 15:11

The conversation around birth control pills has caused quite the stir. Here are some of the comments and opinions readers shared regarding the issue.

The first app to get approved as birth control in Europe has now been green-lit in the US, despite controversy

2018-08-12 19:36

Birth-control app Natural Cycles has been approved by the US FDA, shortly after it came under fire in Sweden when 37 women reported getting pregnant while using it. Using an algorithm, the app tells women when they have the highest and lowest chances

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