"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

Why I changed my contraception to the patch

2018-02-27 09:59

What is the patch and should you really consider using it?

Considering pregnancy? You probably don't know this, but your birth control pill needs folic acid

2018-02-15 09:41

It's a pill with an essential extra, yet many women aren’t using it. Here's why and what you need to know about it.

INFOGRAPHIC: Shall we talk about... contraceptives?

2018-01-10 13:22

There are many ways for your teen to protect themselves against unwanted pregnancies and STIs. Make sure they have all the knowledge they'll need.

How birth control nearly ruined my life

2017-12-29 09:55

Birth control side effects taught me how to take charge, ask questions and ensure that I get a prescription that works for me.

'The Pill' may raise depression risk

2016-09-29 10:49

Women with a history of depression symptoms should consider non-hormonal contraception, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs), according to an expert.

The long awaited male contraceptive to hit the market in 2018

2016-03-31 11:01

A new contraceptive may be coming soon and men want it badly.

Plus size and pregnant

2015-10-23 10:24

You had a few kilos to spare already - and now you're having a baby, and adding more numbers to the scale. Here are some dangers to be aware of, and some good habits to adopt now.

8 contraception weak spots

2014-10-24 08:35

Life happens: you might have met a new man, or you've just had a baby. Whatever you do, don't forget about contraception.


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.

The pill and your teen: We answer the most-Googled questions

2018-04-11 15:56

Should your teen be on the pill? South African experts weigh in on the internet's highest ranked FAQs on oral contraception, and how they relate to your teen.

INFOGRAPHIC: Is South Africa's youth practising safe sex?

2018-02-20 11:06

Sadly, mostly no. A recent study showed the startling statistics of South African youth's sexual trends and behaviours.

35 women fall pregnant despite using contraception app

2018-01-19 18:38

The only certified birth control app in the world is taking heat after over 35 unwanted pregnancies in users.

'Women fear pregnancy more than contracting diseases'

2018-01-09 14:29

Unsafe sex was the order of the day this festive, according to a report based on a poll of of pharmacies in Gauteng, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal.

Different methods of contraception

2017-11-09 11:11

There are various methods available to you if you are not yet ready to have a child

World needs R9 billion to close contraception gap

2016-05-19 21:42

An unmet need for contraception among women between the ages of 15 and 19 globally leads to 10.2 million unintended pregnancies worldwide each year.

Male pregnancy is closer than you might think

2015-12-01 16:01

A medical breakthrough in female fertility could soon allow men to become pregnant and have babies.

8 contraception weak spots

2014-10-24 08:37

Life happens: you might have met a new man, or you've just had a baby. Whatever you do, don't forget about contraception.

8 contraception weak spots

2014-10-14 10:24

Life happens: you might have met a new man, or you've just had a baby. Whatever you do, don't forget about contraception.

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