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Researchers have developed a possible alternative to current long-acting contraceptives.
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.
'Telecontraception' services allow women to get prescriptions for birth control pills (or contraceptive patches or rings) after completing an online questionnaire.
It's not due to a lack of interest, but a lack of funding for research - and biology.
Researchers from the University of Cape Town have found that the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera could potentially increase women's risk of contracting TB.
Your sex life will change—for the better.
The taboo has been a part of the burden of contraception that's always been placed on women anyway.
Depression is a major side effect of the Pill that women are seldom warned about.
Newly released statistics from rural clinics outside of Thohoyandou show that children as young as nine are falling pregnant or acquiring HIV infections.
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.
A new study links the Pill and hormonal IUDs to cancer. But we asked a doc to weigh in.
Are you clued up on your sexual and reproductive health, along with contraception and which options are available to you?
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.
'The stats indicated to me that falling pregnant was so rare I just never believed I could be.'
Like how some meds might make them less effective.
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.
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.
Better family planning can break the cycle of poverty and drive new economic growth.
The conversation around birth control pills has caused quite the stir. Here are some of the comments and opinions readers shared regarding the issue.
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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