Contraceptive Pill

Contraceptive Pill 'Linked To Lowered Risk Of Rheumatoid Arthritis'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who take the contraceptive pill for seven years or more have a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. Rheuma...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Further Research Into The Links Between The Pill And Mental Health Issues Urgently Needed

Katie Silver | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Silver

It is important to emphasise that all women react differently to hormonal contraceptives and where they fail for some, they work for others. The point of this piece is not to scare-monger, but to draw attention to the need for more research into something that could have a deeply negative impact on some women's lives. Truly informed choices can only be made... with enough information.

16 Tweets That Show How Empowering Contraception Is For Women

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women are using Twitter to celebrate contraception and the vital part it has played in their lives. The #ThxBirthControl social media campaign highlig...

Woman Who Was Too Overweight For Contraceptive Pill Loses Eight Stone In A Year

PA Real Life Features | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A mum-of-two, who was too overweight to take the contraceptive pill, has lost eight stone in just one year. Elli Pond, 25, said she used both of her p...

'Nasal Spray' Male Pill Could Be A Reality In The Next Five Years

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The male pill could become a reality for your sex life in the next five years, as scientists have made a contraceptive breakthrough. In most heterosex...

Can The Contraceptive Pill Make You Depressed?

Tayana Simons | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Completely out of the blue I was feeling very low and the only change in my life was this little pill. So of course recognising the difference it made, I immediately stopped taking it. But not everyone has the awareness to realise that it could be the pill having this effect on them, particularly when they haven't been warned that it can have this side effect.

Can The Contraceptive Pill Cure Acne?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has shared before and after photos of her acne, claiming that the contraceptive pill helped clear her skin. Imgur user 'seventytimes' uploaded...

Woman Left Partially Paralysed After Contraceptive Pill Triggered Stroke

PA Real Life Features | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman was left partially paralysed after the contraceptive pill triggered a stroke. Louise Palfreyman, 32, couldn't move her left side and had to le...

This App Could Be Almost As Effective As The Contraceptive Pill At Preventing Pregnancies

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Most people use fertility apps to figure out when the best time is to conceive a baby, but it turns out there may be a completely different use for it...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Get Your Hopes Up About a New Male Pill

Suzi Godson | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

In 2013, she received $4.7million to work on male contraception, and two days ago, at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting, she revealed that by tinkering with an existing male oral contraceptive, her team had made some progress in finding a non-hormonal pharmaceutical solution to prevent sperm reaching maturity...

Life Without Periods: Taking the Contraceptive Pill Back-to-Back

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

'Seriously, you mean I don't have to have a period every month whilst on the Pill?' 'That's correct, you don't have to bleed every month if you don't want to. In fact, you can safely take the Pill continuously without a break for as long as you are on the Pill'. Every time I give young women this information, I hear: 'Why have I not been told this before?

Could Using This Popular Detox Drink Get You Pregnant?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A popular detox brand favoured by the likes of Michelle Keegan and Ashley Tisdale has come under fire, after a number of women drinking the tea have f...

Does The Pill Affect Sex Life?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To pill or not to pill? That's the question raised in this video, which hopes to get to the bottom of whether the contraceptive pill can r...

Could The Pill Be Responsible For Your Break Up?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The moment you come off your contraceptive pill could spell the end for your relationship, if this news is anything to go by... A study has suggest...

The Lifestyle Possibilities of the Pill

Sarah Byrne | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Byrne

How about women decide for ourselves what risks are acceptable to us - after we've been given all the relevant information and medical advice, of course - and how many (if any) periods we want to have and when we want to have them. Periods aren't really a curse. But they are a choice.

WATCH: John Oliver Takes On Hobby Lobby And Companies Who Want Religious Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Should companies have the same rights as people? That's been the issue at the heart of the US Supreme Court's ruling on Monday that corporations are n...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Take the Contraceptive Pill

Suzi Godson | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

If taken correctly, the contraceptive pill is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It also protects against ovarian and endometrial cancer, anemia and acne.

What Took Them So Long to Develop a Male Pill?

Helen Croydon | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

When scientists announced this week that the male contraceptive pill is a step closer to being developed my first thought was 'It took them 52 years since the female pill to get this far.'

Prolonged Use Of The Pill Could Affect This Part Of Your Body

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Long-term use of the contraceptive pill doubles the risk of a leading cause of blindness, a study has shown. Scientists warned that the Pill may pl...

100 Years Of Innovation: The Pill

Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Tech

The year was 1960 and the contraceptive pill had been approved in the USA, sowing the seeds of a sexual revolution. After extensive testing by biol...