Contraception

A Toxic Plant Might Help Us Find a Legit Male Birth Control Drug

The quest to find an effective male birth control pill is like Charlie Brown from “Peanuts” trying to kick the football: Always seemingly within …

Medicine

Are Condoms Provided In The Olympic Village? Here's Everything We Know

With the 2018 Winter Olympic Games just a few weeks away, the buzz around all things Olympics past and present has just begun. Set to be held in the …

Dating

Kenya: African Arrow Poison Could Become Male Contraceptive

A compound traditionally used by African hunters as poison on their arrows could be the key to male contraception.<p>After conducting a study on rats, a …

Health

10 Abortion Myths That You Definitely Shouldn't Believe

If you're thinking of having sex or if you've already started, odds are you've thought about pregnancy. Whether you're on the birth control pill, or …

Planned Parenthood

Ancient African arrow poison inspires prospective male contraceptive

Over half a century after the female birth control pill arguably kickstarted a sexual revolution, men still don't have an equivalent drug-based …

Medicine

6 Reasons Why People Take Birth Control (Only One Is Pregnancy Prevention)

Although politicians continue to debate the importance of birth control, let’s get one thing straight: Birth control is vital to health. It gives …

Pregnancy

Helsinki OKs expansion of free contraception programme for young women

Helsinki city councillors voted Wednesday to approve the expansion of its free-of-charge contraception programme for young residents.<p>Apart from free …

Finland

Potential male birth control pill has deadly origins

Scientists discovered that a plant extract used by African warriors in poisonous arrows could be key in creating a male birth control pill.

Medicine

This fertility app can theoretically replace your birth control, but there are risks

Birth control is — understandably — an important topic for many women. And there are an increasing number of products and methods on the market, …

Pregnancy

Prospective birth control pill for men has its origin in an arrow poison

Women have many options for oral contraceptives that are safe, effective and reversible, but despite decades of research, men have none. Now, …

Health

Discontinuation of birth-spacing methods: Karnataka among top 5 states

Karnataka is among the top five states in the discontinuation rate for birth-spacing methods, shows a nationwide survey.According to the latest …

Andhra Pradesh

Natural Cycles contraceptive app faces criticism following reports of 37 unwanted pregnancies

Contraceptives are never a sure thing as the medical community has noted over the years. However, one contraceptive app in particular -- Natural …

Pregnancy

11 Subtle Signs Your Birth Control Is Actually Not Right For Your Body

Many women go to their doctor, get prescribed a form of birth control stick to it because it's the first thing they've been prescribed. But not all …

Pregnancy

Using an app for contraception? Well, you may be pregnant

Contraceptive apps are becoming all the rage. These programs–such as Natural Cycles–help women track their menstruation cycles, using data like body temperature, to let users know when they are most likely to be infertile.<p>These apps, however, aren’t perfect. <i>Engadget</i> <b>reports a case study of 37</b> …

Apps

QQ: Can You Take Antibiotics and Birth Control at the Same Time?

<b>WHY DO ANTIBIOTICS MAKE BIRTH CONTROL INEFFECTIVE?</b><p>"Conjugated estrogen, the main active ingredient in most oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) is …

Medicine

Whatever Happened to Lambskin Condoms?

Once upon a time, Mary had a little lamb. One day, that little lamb was slaughtered and a thin layer of that lamb’s cecum — a part of its …

For Men

Contraceptive App ‘Natural Cycles’ Has Been Blamed For A String Of Accidental Pregnancies

Relationships<p>© Natural Cycles<p>Midwives in a Stockholm hospital reported the app after recording 37 unwanted pregnancies in the last quarter of 2017<p>You …

Pregnancy

Women (and men) deserve better information about contraception

I’ve been on some form of contraception, on and off, for about 15 years now, and, I STILL don’t know enough about contraception.<p>I’ve read up on it, …

Birth Control

Removing contraception injection would lead to more deaths: study

Despite concerns that a contraceptive injection known as Depo-Provera increases the risk of HIV‚ withdrawing it from South Africa would increase …

Health

No control, no freedom, just lives blighted by pain from controversial contraceptive devices

Our columnist notes brutal irony that some of today’s liberated women have seen their lives damaged the devices such as the Essure implant, which …

Birth Control

"It was like being burned with an iron": Mum-of-three reveals contraception implant hell as makers face multi-million-pound lawsuit

A mum who had an NHS contraceptive implant fitted has become the first woman to go public about the agony she suffered as the makers of the …

Medicine

Student develops pneumonia and blood clots after switching contraceptive pill

<b>A teenage student developed pneumonia and blood clots on her lungs just six months after starting a new contraceptive pill.</b><p>Eleanor Waring, 19, had …

Medicine

Love, Sex & Everything in Between: Birth Control, Hot Threesomes & All Kinds of Sexy Toys

Sex is a beautiful thing. But often, we complicate it for ourselves. Or worse, society complicates it for us by making it a taboo and refusing to …

Birth Control

How To Remember To Take Your Birth Control If You Literally Always Forget To Do It

No one's perfect, and if you're on the birth control pill, you've probably had to face the gruesome reality that is forgetting to take your birth …

Dating

How State Legislators Across the Country Are Joining Forces to Fight for Reproductive Rights

A new effort from the progressive State Innovation Exchange aims to put reproductive rights at the forefront of the country's agenda.<p>Renitta Shannon has never regretted her abortion.<p>Growing up, Shannon, who’s now a state representative in Georgia, never got any guidance from her well-meaning, very …

Rights & Freedoms

Inventor designs engorging condom which swells up to boost ‘sexual pleasure value’ of small penises

Life can be hard for men with small penises.<p>Now one Chinese inventor has thrown less-endowed males a bone after unveiling a new condom which doubles …

Condoms

This Is Exactly How Effective Your Morning-After Pill Is, According to Doctors

If you've never had to take the morning-after pill, you've probably taken comfort in the fact that it's out there and available over the counter in case of emergency. But even the most careful and responsible of us may have to take emergency contraception at least once in our lives, which is why …

Pregnancy

Can You Reuse Condoms? No, Not Unless It's An Internal One

Can condoms be reused? At first glance, you might think… Maybe? Condoms are made of strong material, designed to take a lot of pressure and friction. …

Condoms

Study: Widely used contraceptive increases HIV risk

CAPE TOWN - The most widely used contraceptive in sub-Saharan Africa has been found to increase women’s risk of HIV infection by 40%.<p>The injectable …

Health

Are You Making These Mistakes With Condoms?

Too many couples start out with the best intentions—using condoms—and then just stop using them after a couple months of dating without getting …

Women of Color