Contraception

This Is How Many Times You Can Safely Take The Morning After Pill In A Year

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

As more and more pharmacies slash the price of the morning after pill, concerns have been raised that cheaper prices might encourage women to “misus...

Women Advised To Order £4.99 Morning After Pill To Keep In Cupboards 'Just In Case'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An online pharmacy has announced it’s offering the morning after pill for £4.99. Chemist-4-U’s director and pharmacist, Shamir Patel, said he “...

Boots Sent Charity Legal Letter For Campaigning To Make Morning After Pill Cheaper

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

High street chemist Boots sent a legal letter to a reproductive rights charity after it urged the store to cut the price of emergency contraception in...

What Is Female Sterilisation? Pros And Cons Of The Permanent Contraception Explained

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you tell your GP you’re sexually active but don’t want children, you’ll more than likely be offered the pill, the coil or the implant as a fo...

Essure Sterilisation Implant: Growing Health Concerns Over The Permanent Contraception

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Undergoing female sterilisation may feel like the perfect solution for women who know they don’t want children, but a common method used by doctors ...

Sexclamation! - Part Five

Daisy Mae | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy Mae

Yes, it's an amazing turn of events that I am proud to have been part of. Unplanned pregnancies can cause severe emotional trauma and whatever the decision that young person makes, the experience will be with them forever. Surely, so much better to have prevented that unplanned pregnancy in the first place.

Why I'm Fighting The Ultimate 'Sexist Surcharge'

Shamir Patel | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shamir Patel

Imagine the scenario: It's late at night and your partner wakes feeling desperately poorly with a headache. You run downstairs, check the cupboard, and realise that you're out of painkillers. Determined to help ease their suffering, you drive to the nearest shop, reach for the ibuprofen and take it to the till.

Sexclamation! - Part Four

Daisy Mae | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy Mae

Here's the thing - the choice of contraceptives now is quite baffling. I can see the mist of confusion settle on women's faces as I start working my way through the clinic leaflets, all about choice. I'm going to write this from the heart, having had 30 years experience as contraception lead for my team.

Stickers To Block A Man's Penis Hole Now Exist, But Sexual Health Experts Disapprove

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A sticker that covers a man’s penis hole to prevent pre-ejaculate from escaping is proving incredibly controversial, particularly among advocates of...

Boots Apologises Over Morning-After Pill Row And Says It's Looking For Cheaper Alternatives

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Boots has said it is “truly sorry” for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency contraception and announced...

Boots Accused Of ‘Straight Up Misogyny’ After Refusing To Make Morning After Pill Cheaper

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Boots has refused to drop the price of the morning after pill over fears it would “provoke complaints” and “incentivise inappropriate use”. Th...

Contraception 101: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Katie Grace | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

The education system should be equipping young people to deal with the real world, and this is a real issue that can have a massive impact on your life. While I don't expect Contraception 101 to replace History or Spanish, it could at least knock a few P.E lessons of the timetable.

Parents Share How To Make Sure You've Answered All Your Daughter's Questions About Periods

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Parents

Experts and parents agree the best way to talk about periods with your daughters is in an ongoing, chatty way, rather than a formal sit-down that can ...

Without Contraception, Ugandan Girls Are Seen As An Accident Waiting To Happen

Dr Carole Sekimpi | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Dr Carole Sekimpi

We know getting contraception to every woman who wants it is going to be a big challenge, one of the largest ever undertaken. I'm inspired by the future I see for my own daughters and I know we can do it. We have to do it.

The World Needs To Talk About Sex

Philip Goodwin | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK
Philip Goodwin

Josaphine* was 13 when she started having unprotected sex. "I started having sex at the age of 13 with a 15 year old boy. In my community, most hous...

Half Of Women Who've Had Abortions Experienced 'Failed Contraception'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than half of women who had an abortion last year were using contraception that had failed, a new report suggests. According to data released by ...

Taking The Pill Could Increase Breast Cancer Risk More Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Taking the contraceptive pill could increase the risk of breast cancer more than previously thought, new research suggests. A study from the Universit...

You Can Now Buy Approved Vegan Condoms For 100% Guilt-Free Sex

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Vegans can now enjoy sex knowing that their contraception is free from animal by-products thanks to a new condom brand. The Green Condom Club has deve...

A Hormone-Free Contraceptive With Fewer Side Effects Than The Pill Could Be On The Horizon

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who struggle with side effects of the contraceptive pill may soon have a new option, thanks to the discovery of a non-hormonal method of contrac...

Baffled By Contraception? Here Are The Pros And Cons Of 13 Temporary Methods

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The number of women using long acting reversible contraceptives like the implant or coil has increased in the past decade, according to new data from ...

Newborn Baby Holds The Coil That Should Have Prevented His Mum Getting Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a photo of her newborn baby son holding the contraceptive device he shared a womb with. Lucy Hellein, from Alabama, US, had become pr...

Contraceptive Pill Protects Against Some Cancers 'For At Least 30 Years'

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who take the contraceptive pill are protected from some types of cancer for as long as 30 years, a new study has found. Researchers at the Univ...

Meet The 20-Something Women Who Are Fighting To Be Sterilised

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

When 26-year-old tech reporter Holly Brockwell went public with her quest to be sterilised, she sparked a nationwide controversy and added a fresh dim...

A Woman's Choice

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Nitu Bajekal

We all need to stand together to protect women's health and make our voices heard if we are to move toward a more equal society, both for ourselves and for the women who do not have access to reliable contraception and safe reproductive health choices.

This App Is More Effective At Stopping You Getting Pregnant Than The Pill

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re fed up of filling your body up with hormones by taking the pill, but don’t trust yourself to rely on condoms, your contraceptive options...